Lucious “Luke” Ira Carter, 77, of Edison, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at his residence surrounded by loved ones. No funeral services will be conducted at this time.

Mr. Carter was born on January 28, 1941 in Eagle Lake, FL the son of the late John B. Carter, Sr. and Alice Thornhill Carter. He retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of distinguished service and after serving two tours in Vietnam. He then retired from Publix in Lakeland, FL after 20 years. Luke was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who truly touched the lives of many. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Albert Carter.

Survivors include his wife, Dianna F. Carter of Edison; a daughter, Tracy Carter Mertz of Tallahassee, FL; three sons, Greg (Kathleen) Carter of Tallahassee, FL, Scott (Leah) Carter of Port St Joe, FL and Rocky (Stormie) Carter of Polk City, FL; two sisters, Betty Lou Roberts and Barbara Ann Carter both of Lakeland, FL; a brother, John B. Carter, Jr. of Morris, GA; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Calhoun County Library at P. O. Box 365 Edison, GA 39846 in Luke’s honor.

 

Lunsford Funeral Home

Cuthbert, GA