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Samuel Leslie Carter, 86, of Tompkinsville, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.
He was born May 22, 1930, in Monroe County, to the late Joe Harrison Carter and Mae Walden Carter Clark. He was a member of Rockbridge Missionary Baptist Church, a retired teacher and principal for Monroe County Board of Education, a farmer, member of Monroe County Retired Teachers, a Korean Army veteran and a member of the VFW.
He was united in marriage on Sept. 5, 1954, to Dixie Belle Butler Carter, who preceded him in death on June 19, 2011.
He is survived by four daughters: Dr. Brenda Walden and husband, Dr. Gary, Linda Cooper and husband, Jim, all of Bowling Green, Leslie Kay Miles and husband, Brett, of Murray, and Loretta Stephens and husband, Clifford of Tompkinsville; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Bruce Carter.
Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in Skaggs Creek Cemetery. Military rites will be performed at graveside by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Rockbridge Baptist Church, Monroe County Retired Teachers Scholarship or WMU Foundation.
Published on May 5, 2017
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