Mr. Jacky Douglas Carter, 76 of Hopkinsville, KY died May 31, 2020, at his home, where he wanted to be, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 16, 1944, in Tompkinsville, KY. The son of the late Daniel Spencer Carter and Luree Bowman Carter.
Jack moved with his family to Hopkinsville in 1965 and worked with Dixie Pavers Construction until his employment with Phelps Dodge Corp. where he worked for several years until his retirement.
Jack was a member of Casky Baptist Church where he attended faithfully until his illness prevented him from attending.
Jack took pride in watching his kids mature and grow into happy, loving, kindhearted adults and doting on his beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time on his homestead gardening, tending to Bony Pony, cows, chickens, goats, donkeys, and the many other dogs and cats that strayed onto the farm.
Jack is survived by one son: Joe Douglas (Janice) Carter of Midland, TX; two daughters: Angela Carter (Deon) Considine of Dixon, IL and Donna (Jeff) Miller of Franklin, TN; his grandchildren: Haley Floto, Jaedin Considine, Morgan Miller, Ava Jacklyn “Ava Jack” Considine and Noah Carter Considine, and great-grandchildren: Jackson Floto and Jordan Douglas Floto; two brothers: Dan (Shirley) Carter of Hopkinsville, KY, and Ben (Cheryl) Carter of Elizabethtown, KY; one sister: Sandra Carter (Billy) Dowell of Mt. Vernon, KY. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to his parents Spencer and Luree Carter he was predeceased by his wife Brenda Malone Carter and his sister Jeanne Harlan and brother-in-law Maxie Harlan.
Special thanks to Jack’s loyal and faithful friend Ernest Staton that generously, compassionately and selflessly took care of Jack’s every need the last several months of his life. Ernest was a Godsend and Jack loved him dearly.
Thank you to Hospice and their dedicated staff and to Dad's funny and loving homesitters, Diane and Shelia for helping make dad's final days enjoyable and comfortable in his favorite place, his home.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with the Rev. Jesse Brown officiating. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Skaggs Creek Cemetery in Tompkinsville, KY. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral hour at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home. Online condolences and live streaming of the funeral service can be found at www.hbgfuneral.com, Local arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers please make donations on Jack's behalf to your local Humane Society or Skaggs Creek Cemetery c/o Diane Poindexter 579 Bill Butler Road, Tompkinsville, KY 42240.
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