James Boyd “J.B.” Carter was born on Oct. 19, 1931 in Waverly, the son of the late Roy and Nellie Warden Carter.
He died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, with his family at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Wayne, Franklin, and Bill Carter; one sister, Bettie Jean Burd; and one grandchild, Jeremy Wayne Trail.
He is survived by his wife, Nell Katherine Wannamaker Carter; four children and their spouses, Donald and Janet Carter, Randal and Nancy Carter, Glenda and Joel Trail, and Kathy and Rick Greenwood; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Patty Perryman and her husband, Don; nephews, Jimmy and Darlene Burd, Keith and Teresa Perryman, and Cathy and Kevin Petticoles.
Boyd was a graduate of Waverly Central High School in Waverly. Upon graduation, he moved to Detroit, Mich., where he married Nell Wannamaker July 2, 1950, and they celebrated 67 years together. Boyd was a graduate of a four-year apprenticeship machinist program at Wolverine Tube in Detroit where he worked for a number of years. In 1965, he moved his family to Manchester, where he was employed by AEDC for over 28 years, and retired in 1993. He was a 50-year member of the Machinist Union. His hobbies included farming and wood working, but his greatest love was his wife and family. Nothing pleased him more than to have thirty or more people crowd into his home for fun, food and fellowship. He was a member of Tullahoma Assembly of God and a devoted Christian.
The services were held at Coffee County Funeral Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 25 with his sons, Donald and James Randal Carter, officiating. The burial was at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens and was led by his nephew, Jimmy Burd.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 26, 2017