Carter Strother

Published 8:39 am Friday, December 21, 2012


Carter Strother passed away peacefully on December 12, 2012, in the Ohio Veteran Home of Sandusky, Ohio. Carter was born November 26, 1923 in Uniontown, Alabama to the Late Rev. R. B Strother and Littie Jones Strother. He confessed Christ at an early age.

Carter moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1953 and joined Rockhill Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Willie Gregory. Carter served as a Deacon, where he remained faithful until his wife’s health failed in 2008.

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Carter was a veteran of WWll. Carter achieved the rank PFC and worked as a Guard Patrolman in the United States Army. Carter earned a rifle marksman badge. Carter received the following decoration and citation; American Theater Ribbon, EAME Campaign Ribbon, Army of Occupation Ribbon (Japan), Victory Ribbon, 1 Overseas Service Bar and Lapel Button ASR. Carter retired from MIRA GMP Allied Cleveland, Ohio.

In his leisure time you would find Carter fishing. He loved gardening. Carter was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. He was a friend to everyone he met.

He leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Carter (Wiletha) Strother, Jr. of Bessemer, Alabama, one daughter, Doris Green of Fort Wayne, Indiana; three granddaughters, Roxanne Green of Atlanta, Georgia, Jacqueline (Karl)Tabb of Hueytown, Alabama and Niketa Turner of Bessemer, Alabama; two grandson, Raymond Green of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Naylan Harris of Bessemer, Alabama; five great-grand sons, KeyOntae Green of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kaleb Hudson of Atlanta, Georgia, Naylan Simpson of Bessemer, Alabama, Karl and Cameron Tabb of Hueytown, Alabama; one sister-in-law Mary Strother of Bessemer, Alabama; one goddaughter, Sharon Coleman; a special nephew, Emmett Coleman of Cleveland, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great nephews and, many others relatives and friends.

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 22, 2012–11:00 A.M.

First Missionary Baptist Church

Uniontown, Alabama, Reverend Anthony Trimble will officiate. Burial will follow in the Living Hope M.B. Church Cemetery of Uniontown, Alabama with Glen White Memorial Funeral Home of Uniontown, Alabama directing.