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Henry Carter

Mr. Henry A. Carter, age 86, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital.
Mr. Carter was born in Greene County and son of the late Theodore & Cordia Mae Sea Carter. In addition to his parents, Mr. Carter was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald Carter, two brothers, Johnny Carter and Frank Carter, grandson, Michael Scranton and a great-grandson, Carter Clemons.
He was a member of Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
He was a life long farmer and enjoyed growing his garden, flowers and going fishing.
Mr. Carter was a United States Army Veteran having served in Luxembourg and Germany and was a recipient of a Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Pleasant Carter, Bean Station; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry & Juanita Carter, Bean Station, John Carter, Lawrenceville, IL; Donnie Carter, Rochelle, Illinois, Henry Carter, Jr. Creston, Illinois and Robert Lynn Carter, Germany; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane & Vernon Hildebrand, Bridgeport, IL and Teresa & Mark Dienst, Maple Park, Illinois; sister, Linda Kay Norton, Limestone; and 22 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 5, 2012 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Victor Wallace and Rev. Bill Gourley officiating.
Interment services will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be son and grandsons.
Condolences may be sent to the Carter family online at