Harry Hart Carter, 97 years old, passed away peacefully the evening of January 1, 2019 at Penick Village in Southern Pines, NC.
Harry was born in Dixon, Nebraska on March 14, 1921, to the late George W. Carter and Zeta Aileen Carter (nee Hart). Graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy, Class of ’44 but commissioned in 1943 as a result of WWII. During WWII, he saw action in the Pacific aboard the USS General George M. Randall and in the Atlantic aboard the USCGC Argo. He faithfully served this country as an Officer in the United States Coast Guard for 23 years, attaining the rank of Commander. In 1957 he became the commanding officer of the US Coast Guard Cutter Bramble which with two other vessels charted the Northwest Passage through the Arctic. Upon retirement, he went on to hold faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins University Chesapeake Bay Institute and at SUNY Stony Brook Marine Sciences Research Center.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Carole A. Carter of Southern Pines, NC. He was preceded in death by Mary Janet Carter (nee Bonadurer), his first wife of 45 years. He also leaves behind his children “you people” Mary Kathryn Carter of Bushnell, FL; Michael Scott Carter of Naples, FL; Emily Ann Carter of Auburn, AL; Harry Hart Carter Jr. of Alpine, CA; William Robert Carter of Milford, DE; George Whitfield Carter II of Atlanta, GA and Amy Kathleen Krizmanic of Aurora, IL as well as 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Harry was also preceded in death by his siblings George ‘Bud’ Carter, Joann Parker and Robert A. Carter.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Harry’s honor to Pruitt Hospice of Fayetteville, 2944 Breezewood Avenue, Suite 102, Fayetteville, NC 28303; attn: Karen Thompson.
Inurnment to be at Pinelawn Memorial Park, 1105 Morganton Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387.
Memorial services to be announced at a later date.
Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.