OBITUARY- Rogers “Rod” Hylton Carter
Rogers “Rod” Hylton Carter, 92, lifelong resident of Boones Creek community, passed from this life to be with his Lord, at the Johnson City Medical Center, Friday morning, May 18, 2018. Rod was a lifelong farmer on the land that Daniel Boone hunted and camped on two centuries earlier. He loved his Lord and served his Lord at Boones Creek Bible Church, where he was a founding and charter member and taught Sunday School . He also served as a Deacon. Rod was a member of the Boones Creek Ruritan, served as a Washington Co. Commissioner for 12 years and was a member of the Boones Creek Historical Trust. Mr. Carter was a lifelong fan of the Tennessee Volunteers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Toy F. and Eloise Hylton Carter; brothers, Jack, Lynn and Wade Carter. Survivors include his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 72 years, Nancy Hope Jenkins Carter; a son, Mark Carter of Boones Creek; a daughter, Dawn Melton and husband Gary of Johnson City; nephews James and Wade Carter and niece Patricia Reed, all of FL.
The family wishes to thank the medical staff of the Johnson City Medical Center for their excellent care and especially Andrew Kovacs. He was appreciative of the care that the Mountain Empire Animal Hospital provided for his cattle and horses, especially Dr. Snodgrass, Dr. Cassell, Dr. Elsea and Dr. Scott.
Active pallbearers will be Tracy Coates, Rick Maupin, Steve Stafford, Allan Burleson, Grover “Skip” Burleson and Tony Glass. Honorary pallbearers are Donald Durham, Clyde Carter, Jeep Dye, George Jaynes, Jim Brant, Bill Hall, Bryan Carter, Chuck Duncan, Tom Sahlin and Craig Harmon.
The funeral service will be conducted Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 6PM at Boones Creek Bible Church with Pastor Dale Cunningham officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3PM to 6PM prior to the service at the church. The graveside committal service will be Monday at 11AM in Monte Vista Memorial Park where family and friends may gather at 10:45AM. In leiu of flowers memorials may be made to Gideons International or the Boones Creek Bible Church mission fund.