Obituary for Carter E. Wallen of Pinehurst

Carter E. “Bud” Wallen, 89, died Friday, May 6, 2022 at his residence in Pinehurst.

Bud is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jean Borland Wallen; daughter-in-law, Jane Brummett of San Antonio Texas; sister-in-law, Anne Borland Crabbe of Pinehurst, NC; brother-in-law, Harold Milkey of Charlotte, NC; five nieces and nephews; and ten grand nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his two sons, USAF Sergeant Mark Andrew Wallen and USAF Captain Carter Stuart Wallen; and his sister, Gerri Milkey.

Bud was born May 30, 1932 in Hartford Connecticut.  He earned both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University.  After serving two years in the army, he began his 32-year career in corporate sales management with General Foods Corporation.  During their years of marriage, Bud and Jean moved 19 times, most often following a promotion for Bud with General Foods.  In 1988, Bud retired to Southern Pines, NC, where he became a part-time instructor with Sandhills Community College, teaching Hospitality Management courses.

He was a former volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Food Bank of Central North Carolina, former member of the Southern Pines Appearance Commission, and the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center.  He was in an advisory council role with each organization.  He received a Volunteer Leadership Award from the Food Bank, and the Governor’s Award form former NC Governor, James B. Hunt., for outstanding volunteer service.  He was a former Chairman of the Board of Governors, Pinewild Country Club, Pinehurst, NC and a former member of the Kiwanis Club of The Sandhills.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.     

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