James Allen Carter, 72, of Sparta, passed away April 29, 2021, at Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West, in Nashville.
James was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Silver Point, to Jesse Wilson "J.W." Carter and Mary Edna Henley Carter.
He served his country as an EM3 in the United States Navy. Before retiring, James did it all - from being an antique dealer, in California, to working road construction, in Tennessee. He was quite a talented musician, regularly performing at local nursing homes. James especially enjoyed playing guitar and singing with his granddaughter, Mackenzie. He was a proud and devoted grandfather to all three of his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his siblings, Krien LaFever, Kiven Carter, Ralph Carter, Dow Carter, and Nell Thompson.
James is lovingly survived by his daughters, Amanda Stockton and husband Paul, of Sparta, Jamie Sullivan and husband John, of Sparta; grandchildren, Mackenzie Stockton, Will Stockton, Jace Sullivan; siblings, Willard Joe (Faye) Carter, of South Gate, Michigan, O'Neal Evans, of Woodstock, Illinois, Eugene Carter, of Silver Point; several nieces and nephews; and mother of his children, Dana Swindell Carter.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., May 1, 2021, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Palmer Cemetery, with military honors presented by the Veterans' Honor Guard. Christopher Wiles will officiate. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 1, at the funeral home.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.