John Carter, Jr., 77, son of the late John Carter, Sr. and Sugar Queen Dicks Carter, was born on December 17, 1942 in Sumter County. John departed this earthly life on Friday, May 8, 2020 after a short illness at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. He received his education in the Sumter County School District. John was employed by the Lafayette Villa for 25 years in the Maintenance Department and later he was employed by the Sumter School District for 10 years. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved working in his garden every year. John was a lifelong member of St. James United Methodist Church and at an early age he gave his life to Christ. He loved the Lord and his church. He was a faithful member of the United Methodist Men. John leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Gloria Glasscho Carter; two sons, John Earl Carter of Miami, FLA, Bryan (Toya) Carter, Sr. of College Park, GA; one daughter, Barbara Carter of Rock Hill; three grandchildren; three brothers, Prince (Viola) Carter, Henry Carter and James Carter, all of Sumter; two sisters, Rosanna C. Nelson and Dorothy C. Cabbagestalk, both of Sumter; six brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving relatives at the home, 650 Rainbow Drive, Sumter. Graveside Services will be held 11 a. m., Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Dicks Cemetery, Dicks Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Cheryl G. Johnson, pastor of St. James United Methodist Church, officiating, eulogist. The procession will leave at 10:20 a. m. from the home.
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