William James Carter, Sr.

December 28, 1946 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 75)

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Mr. William James (Roggie) Carter, Sr., was born December 28, 1946, to the late Ms. Mary Alice Carter and the late Mr. Artis Kellogg. He departed his life on May 25, 2022, at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mt. New Home M.B. Church where the leadership and guidance of the late Deacon Vinson Brown, where he taught Youth Sunday School. He attended Leighton Training School. William later relocated to Detroit, Michigan where he was employed with General Motors. After years of working at the Detroit plant he was later transferred to the Alabama plant in Tuscaloosa and then Athens Delphi Branch, retiring from GM Delphi Branch, but not from work. He received his CDL certificate to become a truck driver, then an employee with Ford City Foodland. William enjoyed a full life which included: worshipping God, hunting, fishing, and gardening. To know William or Roggie, as most called him, they enjoyed the vegetables he grew, especially the turnip greens. William was loving, strong working, provided for his family and will be deeply missed by those who loved him.

William was preceded in death by his mother, Ms. Mary Alice Carter, his father, Mr. Artis Kellogg, his brothers, Mr. Larry Qualls, Mr. Percy Kellogg, Mr. James Kellogg, Mr. Ollis Kellogg, and Mr. George Kellogg, sisters: Ella Mae Moore, Earlene Kellogg, Louise Kellogg, and Annie Ruth Kellogg, granddaughter, Tyisha Sharda Carter.

He leaves to cherish his wonderful memories: a loving and devoted wife, Lynn Carter (Honey) of Leighton, AL, three daughters: Jennifer Gunn- Wyatt of Hawthorne, CA, Nicole Carter, Trenton, MI, Tylissa Carter, Florence, AL, three sons: Antonio Carter, Sr., Decatur, AL, William J. Carter, Jr., Phoenix, AZ and Arthur Mays, Detroit, MI, fourteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, four sisters: Mae Helen Little, Cherokee, AL, Rochelle Burnett, Sheffield, AL, Martha (Milton) Leggett, San Antonio, TX, Arlene Kellogg, Yonkers, NY, one sister in law, Cheryl (Clarence) Hardwick, Detroit, MI, six brothers: George Qualls, Sr., Tuscumbia, AL, John L. (Mildred) Carter, Sr., Russellville, AL, Ozzie (Anita) Carter, Sr., Muscle Shoals, AL, Terry (Samantha) Carter, Leighton, AL, Joe Louis Kellogg, Manhattan, NY, Charlie Kellogg, Chattanooga, TN, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

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Trinity Memorial Funeral Home-Muscle Shoals, Alabama


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 Service Program


Public Viewing
June 3, 2022

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Trinity Memorial Funeral Home
3935 East 2nd St.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

Visitation With The Family
June 3, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Trinity Memorial Funeral Home
3935 East 2nd St.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

Funeral Service
June 4, 2022

1:00 PM
Mt. New Home Missionary Baptist Church - Leighton

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Interment following funeral service
June 4, 2022

Oakwood Cemetery
Hatch Blvd
Sheffield, AL 35660

Family Address

Carter Family Address
235 Jarmon Trail
Leighton, AL 35646

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