Stanley Carter, 98, of Versailles, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.
Born on Oct. 11, 1919, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Sarah Barnett Carter and John Mosby Carter of Fintville. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Political Science and History and a degree from the Kentucky College of Law.
He was a veteran of World War II where he spent more than two years in the China-Burma-India Theater and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Air Medal for meritorious service performed in the combat area.
He was elected state representative for Jessamine and Woodford counties, and served from 1950 to 1951. Following his term in the Legislature, he worked in state government as Assistant Director, Division of Securities, Department of Banking; and in the Department of Personnel. He served as the Air Civil Defense Monitor for Kentucky by request of Governor Weatherby. Following an overseas assignment in Pacific Air Force Headquarters (all Pacific, Korea to Vietnam Conflicts), he was director and instructor of the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Tennessee for four years. After serving 25-½ years of military service, he retired as a Lt. Colonel and returned to Versailles.
He was a longtime member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Versailles. He was an avid U.K. basketball and football fan. He also loved golf and played until his health prohibited playing.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Pattie Carter; many nieces and nephews; and his wonderful caregivers, Linda Church, Angela Bowen, Christine Grimes, Brittany Terry, Susie Frazier and Bill Sulicz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Douglas Carter, who died in 1963 at the age of 20; a sister, Mattie Lee Todd; and three brothers, Jack Carter, John Will Carter and Raymond Carter.
Visitation is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 27, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the funeral home. Pall bearers will be Russell Atchison, Thomas Finsand, Ray Goodrich, Tod Lanter, Bo Lanter and Tim Lanter. Burial with military honors will follow in the Versailles Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Woodford or Franklin County Humane Society or the Versailles First Christian Church, Lexington Road, Versailles.