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James Leon “Jim” Carter Sr., 87
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Mr. James Leon “Jim” Carter Sr., 87, of Louisville, Ky., (formerly of McMinnville) died Friday, Feb. 11 at Wesley Manor Retirement Center in Louisville.

He was born March 2, 1934, in Freeburn, Ky., retired from the U.S. Army after serving 22 years that included the honor of serving as a Green Beret, and worked locally with the State Employment Security Department, and was a member of Covenant Fellowship Church. Mr. Carter was preceded in death by parents Robert and Elzoria Slone Carter, sister Myrle Scott, and brother Carlos Carter.

Survivors include his wife Jo Turner Carter, daughters Angie Roland and Cindy Carter, sons James Leon (Andrena) Carter Jr. and Doug Carter, grandchildren Alex Carter, Caden Carter, Ashley (Elliott) Tantillo, and Matthew Roland, three great-grandchildren, sister Hazel Smith and brother Donald Carter.

Graveside services and interment are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Blues Hill Cemetery. Dr. Dean Northcutt will officiate. Military grave rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 173 and the VFW Post 5064. There will be no public visitation at the funeral home as family and friends will meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant Fellowship Church, 7225 Manchester Hwy., Morrison, TN  37357. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 18, 2022