Minister David Archie “Cabover” Carter Jr., an ordained minister, career truck driver, and a resident of Greenville, NC transitioned from labor to reward on April 1, 2021 at the age of 70 while at home.
David is survived by his lifelong friend and ex-wife Lois Carter-Cotton, their 5 children; Neshun Carter, Kameca Carter, David Carter III (Crystal Carter), LaBrandon Carter and Antwan Johnson, 6 grandchildren; Kyron Whitehead, Aniya Carter, David Carter IV, Diara Carter, Elijah Blow and Faith Blow, his siblings;
Zandria Carter, Alvin Carter, Joan Lambert, Tonette Carter, Ella Carter, Linda Carter, and John Carter. He is preceded in death by his parents; Elder David A. Carter Sr. and Bernice Carter.
David was born in Washington, D.C. on June 14, 1950 to David and Bernice Carter. He attended Montgomery county schools in Maryland and graduated from Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD in 1968 and later dedicated 33 years to being a long distanced truck driver.
On January 29, 1972, he married Lois; his long distanced high school sweet heart from Gold Point, NC that he met as a child as he assisted his father; the late Elder David A. Carter Sr. in founding and constructing the Bible Way Apostolic Church in Williamston, NC where he and his family later collectively served over 40 years. During his time at Bible Way Apostolic Church, David was ordained as a licensed minister. He faithfully served as a minister, drummer, bassist, and bus driver in the ministry. To their union, David and Lois bore five children. This was David’s greatest and most prized role. He affectionately loved and devoted his life to being a father, provider, counselor, and support to his children.
David loved God, his family, and being active in his ministry. One of his other many talents was his artistry. David was known throughout many truck stops across the continental US as “Cabover” (his truck driver handle) and was sought after for his popular cartoon drawings. He was paid on various occasions for his creations and canvas work. He often drew images on napkins of his children and others in restaurants which became his signature art.
David touched the lives of many by being a jokester. He never took life too seriously and could make a joke out of anything. His caricatures and impersonations are noted by many of his family members including a host of nieces and nephews that he affectionately loved. David will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
A home going celebration is scheduled for Saturday, April 10th, 2021 at 12:00pm at Divine Anointing Church International in Bethel, NC. Pastor David Moore will officiate. Flowers can be offered at Paradise Funeral Home in Williamston, NC. Set-up, food, donations, and condolences may be offered in person at 2007 Tower Place Apt 1, Greenville, NC 27858 from Monday 4/5/21 through Thursday 4/8/21 during the hours of 5pm-9pm.
-The Carter Family
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