William Lee " Billy " Carter, 86, of Vance, South Carolina, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022.
Born on February 23, 1936 in Vance, Billy was a son of the late Elizabeth Dukes Carter and William Hamilton Carter.
Billy enjoyed life growing up on the farm and spending time there. He graduated from Holly Hill High School and the University of South Carolina in Columbia, earning his Bachelors Degree in Education. He later earned his Master Degree in Education from the University of Georgia. He began teaching in the High School in St. Matthews. He then took the time to serve his country in the Army as a medic, after which he served as the Principal of the Bowman High School and later was on staff with the St. George School System. He retired after 30 plus years and resumed his love of farming and discovered a love of square dancing.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ernestine Rhode Carter, and stepson Danny Rhode.
Billy is survived by a brother, Walter D. Carter (Libby) of Seneca, SC; two nieces, Sharon Stringer (Dean) of Merritt Island, FL and Amanda Lindsey of Seneca, SC; his nephew, Walter D. Carter, Jr. (Missy) of Jacksonville, FL; his stepchildren, Miles Rhode and Connie Rhode Serra (Charlie). Billy is also survived by his dearly loved step-grandchildren Heather, Teresa and Michael, as well as numerous members of his extended family.
Visitation will be Tuesday November 1, 2022 at Gerizim United Methodist Church, 1432 Vance Road at 2:00 PM, with service to follow at 3:00 PM. Billy will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gerizim United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 523, Vance, SC 29163
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at avingerfh.com/.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Avinger Funeral Home, 2274 Eutaw Rd, Holly Hill, SC 29059, 803-496-3434.