Carter, Ray Coolidge

World War II Veteran Retired From Redding Railroad

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Ray Carter
Ray Carter


Ray Coolidge Carter, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Carter was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the Watts Sunday School Class.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Redding Railroad.  He also served as a police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Amanda Lois Carter; sisters, Martha Owens, Adi-Louise Birchett, Joann Stephenson, Carzell Durham, Virginia King, and Armell Holt; and brothers, David Carter, Paul Harold Carter, Bill Carter, Jr., and Clarence Carter.

Survivors include his wife, Martha McDowell Carter; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Debra Carter, Raleigh, N.C., Ray and Jo Ann Carter, Philadelphia, Randy and Rhonda Carter, Thief River Falls, Mn., and Greg and Carol Carter, Long Island, N.Y.; sister, Barbara Jean Seabolt; brothers, Calvin and John Carter, all of Tellico Plains, Tn.; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Reverend David Stancil and Reverend Shad Smith officiating.  Military honors will be given.

To share expressions of sympathy, visit lane-southcrestchapel.com.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Dec. 17, from 4–8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.




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