Charles Brantley Aycock Carter Jr., 85, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Gordon Hospice House.

Charles was born on March 8, 1936, in Scotland County, N.C., and was the son of the late Charles B.A. Carter and Josephine Peele Carter. He was a member of the Statesville Masonic Lodge #27 and was active in the N.C. Farm Bureau and the N.C. Cattleman Association. Charles loved his family, farming, hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his brother, David Lawrence Carter.

Charles is survived by his wife, Lucille Mayes Carter; son, Chuck Carter (Alison); daughter, Cindy McNeely (Jeff); four grandchildren, Jacob McNeely, Madelyn McNeely, Quentin Carter and Dalton Carter. Also surviving are his three sisters, Marilyn Kennedy, Carol Graham and June Ellis.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, February 21, at New Salem United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Todd McCullough officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to New Salem UMC Kitchen Fund at 155 New Salem Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County at 2347 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences can be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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