CRESTMORE, Fla.––Thomas R. Carter Jr., 81, former president of Florida Annual Conference UM Men and a member of the John Wesley Society, died September 3, 2013.
“He is remembered, and always will be, for the love and devotion he had for United Methodist Men,” said Billye Carter, his wife of 57 years. “He was recognized not only in his local church for his dedication to any work of UM Men. He served the district and the conference as president. His greatest delight was involving young boys in the programs, both locally and otherwise.”
Tom was an Air Force veteran having served during the Korean War and a 37 year employee of Sears, Roebuck & Company.
He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Crestview, Fla.
His vast civic involvement over the years included serving as president of Lions Club, Toastmasters, and Kiwanis.He served two terms as a City Commissioner of Lynn Haven, Fla.
He is survived Billye; his children, Thomas Reed Carter III, LaDonna Walsingham (Joe), and Nanette Davis (Brock); and five grandchildren.