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Dr. James E. "Jimmy" Carter, 85, of Tompkinsville, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at his home.
Dr. Jimmy was born in Monroe County, Kentucky on Dec.12, 1932, a son of the late Evelyn (Evans) and Abe Parker Carter.
On Aug. 19, 1956, he married his beloved wife, Judith "Judy" Brown Carter, in Columbia, Kentucky. Judy preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 2005.
Other than his wife and parents, Dr. Jimmy was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Jack Parker and Sue Carter; and brother-in-law, Bill Nevius.
Dr. Jimmy was a local physician in Tompkinsville for 50 years. At the end of his career, he was recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians for his 50 years of dedicated service. In 2007, he was named one of American's top family doctors.
Dr. Jimmy took pride in Monroe County and was involved in many local activities. He was a charter member of Tompkinsville First Baptist Church, where he was a member for over 70 years. He served on the Tri- County Electric Co-Op Board as director of Tompkinsville District for 18 years starting in 1989 and resigned in 2007. He served on Monroe County Board of Education for 38 years, 34 of those years he was chairman of the board. In 2004, he was awarded the Gordon Proud Foot Award. He was a political enthusiast and was current chairman of Monroe County Republican Party. He was a founding member of the Monroe County Historical Society.
Dr. Jimmy is survived by two daughters, Cindy Crowe, and husband, Chris, of Bowling Green, and Mary Catherine Carter Maxey, and husband, Kelley, of Glasgow; two sons, James Evans Carter Jr., and wife, Leanne, of Smyrna, Tennessee, and Dr. Tom P. Carter, of Bowling Green; seven grandchildren: Taylor C. Crowe, Laura Catherine Carter, Adam Lee Carter, Abraham Parker Carter, Rebecca Evelyn Carter, Carter Allen McKeever and Anna Claire McKeever; one sister, Rebecca Carter Nevius, of Louisville.
Funeral service will be held at Tompkinsville First Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.
Visitation is Thursday 3-8 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, and Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 after 8:30 a.m. until service time at Tompkinsville First Baptist Church.
Burial is in Evans Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Evans Oak Hill Cemetery or to Monroe County Historical Society.
Published on February 14, 2018
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