Mr. Thomas Rube Carter, aka "TC", 80, of Marietta, Georgia passed away peacefully at Kennestone Hospital on Thursday, September 3, 2020.
A Private Family Military Honors Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Georgia National Cemetery, 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane, Canton, Georgia 30114. The family will hold viewing on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. A Time of Reflections will take place from 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM in the Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Reflections will be limited to 1-minute. TheTime of Reflections will be Live Streamed on the funeral home Facebook page.
Those planning to participate in the processional from the funeral home to cemetery must arrive at the funeral home no later than 9:45 AM. Only designated family members will be allowed to exit cars for the service. All others must remain in their vehicles . The service will be LIVE STREAMED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.
Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those attending the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to be sure the family is able to attend so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted into the cemetery.
Thomas Rube "TC" Carter was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 11, 1940 to the late Trezvan Carter Sr. and the late Jessie Mae Carter. Thomas excelled in academics and basketball, attending Melrose High School in historic Orange Mound, a former plantation site which became a thriving ecenomically independent neighborhood for African American businesses and homes.
After graduating in 1957, he served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Guam. During this time, he demonstrated an exceptional natural ability for computer networking and data processing skills which proved invaluable after his Honorable discharge. Thomas utilized these skills after relocating to New York City, working on Wall Street for the Olin Mathieson Chemical Company and eventually the IBM Corporation as a Computer Programmer.
Thomas relocated to Atlanta, Georgia with IBM an 1976 and married his lovely wife, Candace in 1983. Thomas was an avid sportsman, spending countless hours on the golf course after retiring from IBM. He will always be remembered as an advocate, supporter and mentor of others and for his love of family and friends.\His eldest son, Tharon Carter, preceded him in death in 2013.
Thomas leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Candace Carter; four children, Armonda Carter, Yolanda (Clayton) Miles, Paige Medley and Anthony Carter; one brother, Trezvan Carter, Jr. (Kathryne); special niece, Curtislene Bass; nephew, Trezvon Carter; grandchildren, Terranikka Chambers, Cain, Lantron Cain, Lantreke Chambers Cain, Terron Chambers Cain, Erin Carter, Azhia Carter, Brianna Carter, Kenya Miles, Cierra Carter, and Mari Medley; great niece, Alanna Bass; great nephew, Kyle Bass and a host of cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, tributes, donations and/or honorariums may be made payable to Greater Community Church and designated to the "Oscar R. Freeman Scholarship Fund" in honor of the life and legacy of Thomas R. Carter; (ORF Scholarship/TRC). Greater Community Church P.O.Box 7921, Marietta, GA 30065.
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Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.
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