November 10, 1926 ~ February 2, 2020

Born in: Barnardsville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

R. Wayne Carter, 93, of Robbinsville, NC, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020.

A native of Barnardsville, Mr. Carter was a son of the late Hargrove and Cora Styles Carter. He was also preceded in death by the love of his life and mother of his children, his wife Annie Lou Carter, and by his son-in-law, Bob Bentley. He is the last surviving of 7 siblings.

Mr. Carter was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII. He attended First Baptist Church of Robbinsville, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

Surviving are his children, Sonya C. Bentley, Neil Carter, Janet Herren and husband, Terry, and Stan Carter; grandchildren, Michelle Sullins (Gerald), Heidi Herren Case (Gary), Wayne Carter (Holly), Holli Herren, Danny Carter (Amber), Nyki Carter, Kaycee Carter, and Morgan Heneghan; great-grandchildren, Christina Robinson (Justin), Carter Payne (Kyle), Kylie Kline, Camden Carter, Seth Ball, Neely Carter, Andrew Ball, Garrett Case, and Alex Carter; great-great grandchildren, Hudson, Ophelia, Lincoln and Vaeda Robinson, River and Emerson Payne, and Boston Simpson; sisters-in-law, Jean Foister, Eleanor Grant, and Betty Carter; and many special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Carter will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Pastor Noah Crowe officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Forest Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Flowers are appreciated.

Due to his love of reading and community, donations may be made to the Friends of Graham County Library, 80 Knight St., Robbinsville, NC 28771.

Services

Visitation: February 7, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service: February 8, 2020 3:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Burial: February 8, 2020 4:00 pm

Oak Forest Presbyterian Church Cemetery
880 Sand Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28806

828-667-1067

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  1. Uncle Wayne’s passing is bittersweet. He will be greatly missed, but we also know that his reunion with loved ones & all that his Eternal Heavenly Home provides will eventually overshadow the grief & loss that is being felt by his loved ones left here on earth. Sending you all big hugs, much love, & many prayers.

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  2. So many fond memories of visits to the Carter household, Uncle Wayne, Aunt Ann with Mom and Dad playing cards in smoke-filled kitchen. We kids running around having a splendid time, sleeping in the basement. Those were innocent loving times I will carry those memories to my grave.

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  3. Dear family I am so very sorry to hear of your great loss. I pray the sweet Holy Spirit of God embraces you all and gives you all the comfort that only He can give in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

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  4. My love forever…you were a great part of life for so many years…thank you for so many things you did for my mom Mary over the years. You made her very happy and she knew she was loved by you. She told me each night when you two went to sleep you would tell each other that you loved each other. You know how much I love you and will miss your report on NC basketball. Memories are forever and you’ll always be in my heart and memories. Love Pauline

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  5. God has gifted a legacy with such a large family that will continue to grow for generations. Hold memories close to your hearts and share stories to pass on.
    Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

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  6. Our deepest sympathy to your family on your father’s death. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Dennis and Neil Jordan

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  7. Janet and family: My love and prayers for each of you at this time. I know how much you loved your Dad and will miss him. He is having a great time with your Mother in Heaven now. Cherish the many wonderful memories you have made until you see him again.

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