Tommy Carter, age 89, of Oliver Springs, passed away July 27, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.
He was born January 25, 1932 and retired from ORNL in 1994. For 55 years, Tommy has been a devoted member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, where he was an ordained deacon, taught Sunday School, and served on various church committees. Tommy was a member of Anderson and Roane County Bee Keepers Association and Roane County Sportsmans Club. Although being with his family is what he loved the most, he was avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a special calling to visit the elderly and shut-ins.
He was preceded in death by his precious grandson: Ryan Carter; parents: Tom and Ollie Wormsley Carter; sisters: Ella Mae Hughes, Josephine Morgan, Marlena Braden, and Rachael Carter; and brothers: Ernest Carter, Raymond Carter, N.E. Carter, and Albert Carter.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years: Jean Carter; children: Eddie Carter (Vicki) of Dandridge and Kay Traughber (Paul) of Rockwood; grandchildren: Tommy Carter (Noelle) of Dandridge and Bryce Carter (Bailee) of Jefferson City; great-grandchildren: Brayden, Henley, and Ava Carter; sister: Betty Flanagan; brother-in-law: Omer Phillips (Wanda); caregiver: Cathy Keathley; and a host of extended family members and friends.
The family would like to thank the nurses of Quality Private Duty Care, April and Jamey for the care shown to Mr. Carter.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. eastern Friday, July 30, 2021 at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow. A graveside service will be held at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10 a.m. eastern. The family respectfully requests that masks be worn and appropriate social distancing be observed and maintained during the services in order to ensure the health and safety of Mrs. Carter and the family.
Premier Sharp Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.