07/09/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Ken Carter

Kenneth Allen Carter
(1941 - 2 July 2006)

Newport News High School Class of 1959


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet more sad news to report this morning.   Ken is a member of the Class of 1959.  His brother,    Ronnie Carter is a member of the Class of 1962.  

From the Daily Press - 07/09/06:



Kenneth Allen Carter

DESTIN, FLA. - Kenneth Allen Carter passed away Sunday morning, July 2, 2006, at the age of 65, after a brief illness. Born in Newport News, Va., in 1941, he attended Newport News High School, and married Amelia Ray Carter on Jan. 30, 1960. He later attended Christopher Newport College, as well as William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Va., where he graduated. He began his career as a courier at Newport News Shipbuilding while still in high school, and at age 19 was promoted to traffic transportation coordinator. He later went to work for General Electric in Portsmouth, Va., until he moved to Atlanta, Ga., in the early 1970s, where he founded Carter Sales Company, an agency representing outdoor sporting goods manufacturers. Through the years he built accounts all over the southeast United States and was a pioneer of the sporting goods industry. In 2000, he moved to Destin, Fla., where he lived until his death. An astute businessman, avid investor and tireless worker, Ken won numerous sales, achievement and merit awards from various manufacturers and distributors and was well-known and respected in his industry. He attended Destiny Worship Center and believed that if you put Christ first, everything else would fall into place, the true definition of success. He was a fun-loving, humorous entertainer of people, a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather who will be loved and missed by his family and friends forever. He is survived by his wife, Amy of 46 years; daughter, Debbie and husband, Pete; son, Greg and wife, Stephanie; four grandchildren, Lauren, Daniel, Ashley and Sierra; and a brother, Ronnie Carter. A celebration service of Ken's life was held on July 7 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 10, from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. service at Roswell Funeral Home, Roswell, Ga. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery following the service. Please sign the family guestbook at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Daily Press on 7/9/2006.
Guest Book


Ken Carter
Fall of 1958


I am shocked as I read this morning about Ken's passing. He has sold product to me as a Mfg Rep for many years. There has never been a man with more character or class than Ken. He was just full of genuine-ness. To Greg and the family, please know that our prayers are with you during these days.
John Howard (Duluth, GA ) - July 8, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Marie Robertson (Roswell, GA ) - July 8, 2006

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Carter family at this time.

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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Oh, How I Love Jesus

Words by Frederick Whitfield; Traditional American Melody

There is a name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in my ear,
The sweetest name on earth.

Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

It tells me of a Saviour's love,
Who died to set me free;
It tells me of His precious blood,
The sinner's perfect plea.

It tells me what my Father hath,
In store for every day,
And tho' I tread a darksome path,
Yields sunshine all the way.

It tells of One whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe,
Who in each sorrow bears a part,
That none can bear below.

"Oh, How I Love Jesus" midi (as played by Joy Hardin) courtesy of http://www.blessedquietness.com/journal/musicpg.htm - 05/11/06

"Oh, How I Love Jesus" lyrics courtesy of http://www.tabslyricschords.com/MostlyChristian/Oh,%20How%20I%20Love%20Jesus%20(There%20is%20a%20Name).TXT - 05/11/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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