Willard Swann Carter

class=”size-full wp-image-4436 alignleft” alt=”Carter, Will photo” src=”” width=”108″ height=”150″ />EVANS, Ga. – peacefully died on May 20, 2013, surrounded by his loving family in Evans, Georgia after 69 years of service. A memorial Eucharist will be celebrated at Church of Our Savior, Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. with a reception following. Born to Willard Susong and Edna Swann Carter on November 6, 1943 in Great Falls, Montana, he spent his formative years in Dandridge and Morristown, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Mechanical Engineering while serving in the USAF where he rose to the rank of Captain. While working as an Aeronautical Engineering Officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he completed his MBA at Wright State University. As a corporate professional, Will worked for NCR, Westinghouse, Bechtel, International Technology Corporation, and Arabian Bechtel Company in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Will held numerous volunteer leadership positions including Presidency of the Knoxville Chapter of Toastmasters International and Project Management Institute, Knoxville, TN. He volunteered with the Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter for the Homeless, Morristown Little Theater, and All Saints Episcopal Church in Morristown, TN.

In 2001, Will responded to God’s call to become a priest. He attended Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, graduating in 2004. He served as rector of St. Philips, Hinesville, GA (2004-2009); interim rector at Church of Our Savior, Martinez, GA (2009-2011); and supply priest for several months at St. Timothy’s, Kingsport, TN. Most recently, Will served at Holy Cross, Thomson, GA. He also served the larger GA community, most notably volunteering as a board member for the Manna House and Kirk Healing Center, President of the Rotary Club, chaplain to the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, Cursillo Spiritual Director for the Diocese of GA, an Augusta State University Institutional Review Board committee member, a United Way volunteer, a mentor at Martinez Elementary School, and an AARP income tax assistant.

In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by their children: Jason Martin Carter (Lee Ann) of Knoxville, TN; Shara Lynn Carter of Reston, VA; Luke Wellington Carter (Alysen Marie) of Atlanta, and granddaughter, Emari Reece Carter; three sisters: Ann Huckaby (Bill), Frances Potter (Bill), Pattie Hall (Rick) and brother, Richard (Joyce); uncle, Alfred Swann (Betty), aunts, Sara Teets (Forrest) and Margaret Bradford as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a local non-profit charity of your choice in his memory.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, GA 30906

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One response to “Willard Swann Carter”

  1. Dear Judy,

    I am working at the Diocesan House today and looking at the smiling face of Will on the front page of a hard copy of From the Field. The picture captures the spirit of Will It is smiling, upbeat and ready to engage you. I always felt uplifted when I was in his presence. He was such an energy source of good will. Be embraced by my prayers of thanksgiving for his life and my joy in knowing him.
    I am with you as you return from Morristown. Call me if you are ever in Savannah. Sue sends her love.
    Pax Vobiscum, Dominus Vobiscum,


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