Chaplain Robert Glenn (Bob) Carter, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, January 14th, with his family by his side. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many.
Bob was the only child born to Glenn and Louise Carter on April 28, 1936. He graduated from Spartanburg High School, Mars Hill College, Furman University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Chapel Hill.
Bob married the former Carolyn Edwards on December 1, 1961. He is predeceased by his parents and a daughter, Brenda Carter McFadyen. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife; son, Bobby (Gaye) of Chapel Hill; son in law, John McFadyen and daughter, Glenda Guy of Fayetteville; and daughter, Elizabeth Wosinski (Jacob) of Greensboro. He was known as Papa to his eight beloved and treasured grandchildren as well as one great grandchild. They are Catherine Nagy (Ryan), John Carter McFadyen, Trey Guy, Joanna Foss (Matt), Alex McFadyen (Madeline), Job, Isabelle and Louise Wosinski and Hudson Foss.
While studying for his Theological and Pastoral degrees, Bob was Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. In 1971, Bob and family moved to Fayetteville as he began his career as the first Chaplain of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He shepherded the department for 32 years until his retirement in 2003. He was most appreciative of the relationship he developed during his time with Cape Fear.
Although retired, Bob remained active in his service to the Lord. He was interim pastor of Faymont Baptist Church, Hillside Baptist and the Church of the Covenant. He officiated many weddings and funerals, as well as leading a Bible Study group for twenty years in his home.
Bob loved his Boston Terriers and was an avid sports enthusiast of all sports, but baseball was his favorite. He followed the Atlanta Braves and attended many games in Atlanta when able. Tar Heel blood ran through his veins, and he enjoyed a Saturday afternoon in Kenan Stadium with his family. He enjoyed playing golf with the “Autry” group on Wednesdays as well.
Bob was an active member of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church. He was a man of faith, dignity, humor, compassions and determination. He sought to see the best in all and believed in the possibility of change. Throughout his life he continued to read and study the word with a highlighter in hand. His life revolved around his work in ministry, family, friends, and his love of his Lord Jesus Christ. Bob left an amazing Christian legacy to his family that is cherished. The void we feel is comforted in knowing we will see him again and spend eternity with him (To God Be The Glory).
The family would like to thanks the staff and nurses of Liberty Hospice for their love and compassion during this difficult time.
A funeral service will be held at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church at 2 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to SMBC, 701 Westmont Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28305.