William E. "Gene" Carter of Raeford, died Friday, November 27, 2015 in FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, at the age of 76.
He was born in Hoke County, on October 28, 1939, to the late Robert Lee Carter and Mary Cashion Carter. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Bobby Carter, Ann Lowder, and James Carter. He was a member of the Raeford Presbyterian Church.
In April, 1973, He was named Executive Vice President of the Bank of Raeford. He was a former Raeford native, who had been associated with Waccamaw Bank in Tabor City, Lumberton and Chabourn for seven years. He was a graduate of the UNC School of Banking and had also completed numerous American Institute of Banking courses. In 1974 he was elected President of the Bank of Raeford. Following the merger of Bank of Raeford with UCB, which is now BB&T, he was then appointed to the BB&T State Board of Directors, until his required retirement. Following his banking career, he opened W.E. Carter Realty in Raeford. He was President of Upchurch Milling and Storage Company, Vice President of T.B. Upchurch Inc, Secretary and Treasurer of Maxton Farms Inc. and member of the Hoke County Board of Economic Development.
He is survived by his wife, Eloise Upchurch Carter of Raeford; his son, William E. Carter, Jr. (Leigh) of Laurinburg; three grandchildren, Claire, Carleigh, and Kate; his sister, Dodie Currie of Laurinburg; three nieces, Lynn Currie Jernigan (Lynn) of Dunn, Laura Lowder of Aberdeen, Deann Lowder of Aberdeen; nephew, Johnny Carter of Raeford; several cousins.
Visitation will be Monday, November 30, 2015 from 11-11:45 am, at the Raeford Presbyterian Church, in the John C. Ropp Fellowship Hall. A graveside service will begin at noon in the Raeford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Raeford Presbyterian Church, Building Fund