Frederick “Dean” Carter, 82, of Ravenswood passed away on April 17, 2018.
Dean was born September 26, 1935, in Blue Jay (Raleigh County,) WV, to the late Frederick Chester and Sylvia Arminta Lea Ransom Carter. Dean graduated from Shady Spring High School in 1953. He was employed in the printing business all his life, working for the Beckley Register-Herald, Star Printing and Ravenswood News of Ravenswood, Banner Printing of Parkersburg, and Lightpoint Publishing of Parkersburg. He retired in February 2017.
Dean was very active in the Ravenswood community as a member of First United Methodist Church, Ashton Lodge #12 A.F. & A.M., Dowell Commandry #28, Jackson Chapter R.A.M. #48, and the Adopt-A-Family program for nearly 50 years. He has also been active in Ravenswood Jaycees, Ravenswood High School Band Boosters, Ohio River Festival Committee, Ravenswood High School Parent Advisory Committee, and as church liaison for Boy Scouts of America Troop 43. He was also honored with the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Grand Cross of Color.
Dean enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant daughter, Stephanie Ann Carter, and son, Gregory Dean Carter.
Those who remain to cherish his memory are: his loving wife of nearly 58 years, Sally Louella Cain Carter; daughters, Michele Lynn (Gordon) Clark of West Columbia, WV, and Lori Lea (Matt) Rocker of Haymarket, VA; daughter-in-law, Christine Carter of Parkersburg, WV; sisters, Phyllis (William) Jewell of Beaver, WV, and Connie Carter of Blue Jay, WV; brother, William “Bill” (Ruth) Carter of Blue Jay, WV; grandchildren, Christopher Carter and Megan (Michael) Speece of Ravenswood, WV, Bradley Carter of Summersville, WV, and Larry Rocker of Haymarket, VA; step-grandchildren, Lori (Mike) Parker of Dover, FL, Rusty (Andrea) Clark of Centerville, OH, and Laura (Bobby) Zubreski of Vienna, WV; two great-granddaughters; 11 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 719 Flinn Street, Ravenswood, with Reverend Ken Peters and Reverend Karin Ritchie officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at Ravenswood Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors in celebration of Dean’s life on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 4 – 8 p.m. at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church.
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