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Joseph Carter Jr

March 16, 1933 — June 13, 2019

RALEIGH- Mr. Joseph "Joe" William Carter, Jr., 86, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019. Mr. Carter was born on March 16, 1933 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth "Annie" Carter in Fayetteville, NC. Joe proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was co-owner and operator of S. Swartz & Sons from which he retired after 50 years. Joe was a member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC. He loved fishing and his boat, hunting, fixing things, and the beach. Mr. Carter will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mr. Carter is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sheila Swartz Carter; son, Joseph "Joe" William Carter, III. (Caryn) of Green Bay, WI; daughters, Elizabeth "Liz" Carter of Raleigh, NC, and Mary Carter Hudson (O. Thomas "Tommy", Jr.) of Cary, NC; brothers, Charles S. Carter of Southern Pines, NC, and Thomas Martin "Tommy" Carter of Wake Forest, NC; sister, Jacqueline C. Coughenour of Candor, NC; grandchildren, Joseph William Carter, IV., Catherine Ann Carter, Lauren Clare Carter, and Olivia "Brooke" Hudson; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held an hour prior from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Reverend Hugh O'Shields. Pallbearers will be Joe Carter, III., Hank Swartz, Joseph Carter, IV., Tommy Carter, and Tommy Hudson. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees of S. Swartz & Sons. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Duke Hospice at 4321 Medical Park Dr. #101, Durham, NC 27704, or Durham Rescue Mission at PO Box 11368, Durham, NC 27703. Online condolences can be made at The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Hock Family Pavilion for their kindness and care of Mr. Carter and his family.
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