Clyde Carter  Sr.

Obituary of Clyde Ray Carter Sr.

C. Ray Carter, Sr., 96, of Sebring, FL and formerly Lynchburg, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home in Florida. He was the husband of the late Ruth Calderon Carter.

    Born October 18, 1923 in Danville, VA, he was a son of the late Claude Daniel and Gertrude Mae Echols Carter. He was educated at George Washington High School in Danville and the University of Richmond. He was a U.S. Army veteran during World War-II seeing action in the Philippine’s and New Guinea. He was first employed with Remington Rand in Lynchburg and later was founder and president of C. Ray Carter, Co also in Lynchburg.

    He is survived by two sons; Clyde Ray Carter, Jr and his wife, Maryann, of Forest and Paul Daniel Carter of Carrboro, NC; one grandson, Clyde Ray Carter, III and his wife, Barbara, of Forest, VA; one great-grandson, Michael Vincent Carter, and his fiancé, Danielle Tiffany and his special friend and care taker, Darlene Bartel of Florida.

    A graveside service will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 1:00 Virginia Memorial Park with Rev. Dwight Weaver officiating. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post-16.

    Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion-Post 16, 1301 Greenview Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24502.

    Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory, Waterlick Chapel, 237-2722, is serving the family. On-line condolences may be made at


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