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July 12, 1941 - June 15, 2024

Burial Date June 24, 2024

Funeral Home Nordgren Memorial Chapel

Place of Service Worcester County Memorial Park

Section Garden of Tranquility Lot Number: 23Grave Number: A#4

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Sunrise: August 12, 1941 Sunset: June 15, 2024

“The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; And in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, And has not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.”
Psalm 21: 1-2

Joe Carter was born on August 12, 1941 in Sunflower, Mississippi to the parents of the late Reverend Robert and Florine Carter, he moved to Worcester, MA in the late 1960s where we raised his beloved family. Joe was a hard-worker and had a passion for providing for his family. He worked several years as a meat cutter at Chicago Beef and even talked about his employment as a gin mill operator in Mississippi. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and leaves distinct memories with each of his children and grandchildren. He had a lifelong love for playing cards, studying the racehorses, dancing, and telling jokes and riddles. Some memories that are left stained in our hearts are his love for walking around the city of Worcester, collecting and recycling cans, rolling and cashing pennies, teaching us simply life lessons, and making us laugh. He will be remembered as a caring and loving man with a big heart who was very family oriented. Joe’s gentle spirit and generous heart touched the lives of everyone he met. His warm smile, caring nature, willingness to always give and help others brought comfort and joy to those around him, making him a cherished friend and confidant.

Joe Carter, 82, passed peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2024, in UMASS Memorial Medical Center University Campus. Joe departed this world surrounded by his family, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, and unwavering love. Joe Carter leaves to cherish his loving memories to his former wife Rosemary (Buckley) Carter; five daughters Dorothy Humphries Carter, Dianne Harrington, JoAnn (Carter) Hampton and her husband Michael Hampton, Janice Carter and Angela (Carter) Adom; three sisters Stevie Mae Carter, Reola Carter, Linda Carter; three brothers Robert Carter and his wife Licine, David Lee Carter and Paul Carter and his wife Margie; four grand-daughters Keona Gavin, Whitney Carter, Octavia Carter, and Morgan Hampton; five grand-sons Kyle Humphries, Chase Humphries, Cody Carter, Bryce Carter, and Cameron Adom. He also leaves to cherish his loving memories to a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved children Carl Carter and Monica Carter, three siblings Floritha Carter, Lezora Carter, and Roosevelt Carter.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 24, 2024 from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. in Nordgren Memorial Chapel 300 Lincoln St. Worcester, MA 01605. A memorial service will follow at 12:30 in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. Nordgren Memorial Chapel 300 Lincoln St. Worcester, MA 01605 is assisting the family with arrangements and flowers may be sent there. For directions or to leave an online condolence message, please click guestbook link.

“For I am now ready to offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is a laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
2 Timothy 4:6-8