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William Franklin Carter Jr.

William “Billy” Carter Jr., 77, died April 11, 2021. A native of Rescue, he was a retired diesel mechanic with Western Branch Diesel in Portsmouth. Billy loved woodworking, camping and riding his motorcycle.

Billy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty L. Carter; parents, William F. and Helen Preston Carter; two daughters, Pamela Brock (Guy) and Dawn Carter (John Tessier); sister, Linda Carter Farmer; two brothers, Donald Carter (Lynda) and Michael Carter (Ann); four grandchildren, Brandon Brock, Allison Brock, Jordan Brock and Madison Tessier; and one great-grandchild, Harleigh Driggers.

A celebration of life was held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at 21111 Rescue Road, Rescue.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton. www.SturtevantFH.com