Robert Jackson Carter

October 7, 1944 - November 28, 2013
Robert Jackson Carter


Robert Jackson Carter, age 69, of Wilmington, died on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

“Jackie” was born on October 7, 1944 in New Hanover County to the late Robert Dexter and Elyse Horne Carter. He was an avid fisherman who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Pop Pop”.

Surviving are his loving wife of 34 years, Deborah Atkinson Carter; sons, Keith Carter, Steve Carter and wife Anna, Bert Hatchell and wife Ashley; daughter, Julie Meek and husband Steve; brother, David Carter; sisters, Cathy Sellers and husband Jimmy and Lynn Padgett; niece, Andrea Padgett; and grandchildren, Drew, Steven, Sadie, Scout and Alex.

The family will be receiving friends from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013 for a celebration of his life at the home of Deborah Carter, 4113 Masonboro Loop Road, Wilmington.

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  • November 30, 2013
    Steve Meek says:
    Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man and you know I loved him like he was my own father. Sending you, Julie and the rest of the family my love. Steve

  • November 30, 2013
    Eric, Glynis, Dave and Clint says:
    Dearest Debbie and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss, please know that we are thinking and praying for all of you, may God Bless and comfort you and your family at this most difficult time. Jackie will always be lovingly remembered as a fine and genuine man. With love and warm wishes, Eric, Glynis, Dave and Clint

  • December 03, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4 states - And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.

  • November 30, 2013
    Wilbur and Judy Davis says:
    Debbie and Family, We extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Blessings of the Lord be with all of you. Wilbur and Judy Davis

  • December 02, 2013
    Mary Coral says:
    Debbie, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.