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5/3/2019 5:28:00 PM
Morris Clinton McCarter
May 15, 1933 - May 2, 2019

CROUSE, N.C. - Morris Clinton McCarter, age 85, of Crouse received his Heavenly reward as he met his Savior and Redeemer on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Scott Shoffner, Rev. Dr. Clay Ledford, Rev. Larry Little, and Rev. Ernie Richards officiating. Burial will follow in the David Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church.

Morris was born May 15, 1933 in Gaston County to the late Samuel Bailey McCarter Sr. and Virginia Adair McCarter Railey. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his step-father, William Railey; his wife of 46 years, Wyvonia Belk McCarter; brothers, Samuel Jr., Donald, Doug, and Gary McCarter; and sisters, Joyce and Betty Louise McCarter and Dorothy Mews. He served in the United States Marines during the Korean Conflict, and then later owned two branches of Liberty Life Insurance for 17 years, Prudential for 15 years, and Temp-Vent for 27 years.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Joann Keener Houk McCarter of the home; son, David McCarter and wife Teressa of Lincolnton; daughter, Becky McCarter Ledford and husband Clay of Lincolnton; step-son, Wayne Houk of Sherrills Ford; grandchildren, Jason Fortenberry and wife Bobbie of Denver, Megan McCarter Mitchem, Daniel McCarter and wife Chrissy, Matthew Ledford and wife Kalyn; great-grandchildren, Josh Fortenberry, Anthony Mitchem, Aiden McCarter, and Ryleigh McCarter; brothers, Tommy McCarter and wife Peggy, Chuck McCarter Sr. and wife Rachel, Bob McCarter and wife Barbara, Billy McCarter and wife Merlene; and sisters, Jane McCarter Chapman and husband Vann, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Peggy McCarter Messick.

Memorials may be made to the Lincolnton Lions Club, 1200 River Hill Trail, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton, N.C. is serving the McCarter family.

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