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Lt. Col. Charles Martin Carter

December 30, 1948 September 7, 2016
Lt. Col. Charles Martin Carter
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Charles Martin “Chuck” Carter passed from this life on September 7, 2016, in the presence of those he loved and those who loved him. He was 67 years old.
Chuck was born on December 30, 1948, at Ft. Benning, Georgia, to Charles Jefferson Carter and Helga Olga Polick Carter. Being a military child, he lived in many locations while his father was a career Army officer. Some of these were: Augsburg and Darmstadt, Germany; Columbus, Mississippi; Medina, New York; Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Birmingham, Alabama. One of four children, the family finally settled back in Columbus, Mississippi, where Chuck’s father finished his military career. Chuck began and ended his education in Columbus, first at Franklin Academy and graduating from S. D. Lee High School. A year after graduating from high school, Chuck enlisted in the United Stated Army (1967), going on to complete Officer Candidate School at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, at the age of 18, in 1967. He volunteered to go to Vietnam in 1968 and spent his year there as a Forward Observer and Firing Battery Executive Officer for the 4/42 Field Artillery, in the 4th Infantry Division. While there Chuck was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart with a V for Valor. He received the Silver Star for his actions in a major conflict in April, 1969. Upon his return to the States, Chuck was assigned to the Training Division at Ft. Sill, where he taught Field Artillery Tactics. He met and married Sheila Stueve there, with whom he had three children: Julie, Dan and Jeff.Chuck left the Army in 1970 and moved back to Columbus. Shortly after that he moved his family to Starkville, Mississippi, where he was employed and began college at Mississippi State University. In 1974, he joined the 2/114th Field Artillery with the MS National Guard in Starkville. Several years later he took a full time position with the Guard and began a long career with the MS National Guard. His position took him from Training Officer to Commander, 2/114th, Starkville, to the G-3 Officer with the 155th Field Artillery in Tupelo. He was called up for Operation Desert Shield/Storm and spent most of his time at Fort Hood, Texas, and NTC (California) training soldiers in Field Artillery tactics. After Desert Storm, Chuck was assigned as the Plans and Mobilization Staff Officer at National Guard Headquarters in Jackson. He developed many plans for the mobilization of troops during that time. He also worked closely with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in coordinating Guard assets during disasters. Chuck retired from the Guard in 1995 and from federal service in 2001. He then went to work with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in several capacities until his retirement in 2009. During this time he also completed his Associates Degree at Hinds Community College.In 2003 Chuck married Margaret Walsh Rosamond, and they enjoyed working together and later traveling during retirement.Their favorite trips were to see children and grandchildren, Walt Disney World, Branson, and military reunions.Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Peter. Chuck is survived by his wife, Margaret Walsh Carter, his daughter and son-in-law Julie and Gary Newcomb (Pflugerville, Texas); son and daughter-in-law Dan and Paige Carter (Brandon), his son Jeff Carter (Jarrell, Texas); step-son and daughter-in-law Matt and Jennifer Rosamond (Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA); step-son Jonathan Rosamond (Ocean Springs), and step-daughter and son-in-law Caryn and Jim Stribling (Madison). Other survivors include his grandchildren Joey and Jenni Newcomb; Ashton Thompson; Bryson, Reagan, and Payton Carter; Zachary Rosamond, and Kennedy Stribling. He is also survived by his brothers and sister-in-laws Mike and Diann Carter of Columbus, and Tim and Pam Carter of Oxford, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.Visitation for Charles Martin Carter will be Sunday, September 11, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and at 10 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2016, at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS. Services will be held at 11 a.m. following visitation. He will be laid to rest at the MS Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Newton, MS. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the Blair B. Batson Children’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the 4th Infantry Division Association, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Funeral Service

Sunday

11

Sep

2:00 PM 9/11/2016 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 9/11/2016 4:00:00 PM
Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Sebrell Funeral Home
425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

12

Sep

10:00 AM 9/12/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/12/2016 11:00:00 AM
Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Sebrell Funeral Home
425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

12

Sep

11:00 AM 9/12/2016 11:00:00 AM
Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Sebrell Funeral Home
425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mississippi State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

248
Honor Circle
Newton, MS 39345

248 Newton 39345 MS
United States
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