Steven Bainbridge Carter

February 12, 1964 - June 8, 2009
Steven Bainbridge Carter

Steven Bainbridge Carter, 45 of Wilmington passed away Monday June 8, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his mother Doris Ann McCumbee Carter, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Hebron McCumbee, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Carter, Jr., and uncle Billy McCumbee.

Steve is survived by Michelle Presnell and Zackary Presnell, father Dr. and Mrs. Donald B. Carter, brothers Will and Ben Carter of Kalamazoo, MI, uncles Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Jon Michael Carter of Raleigh, and Bobby McCumbee, aunts Mildred Prince of Tabor City, Mae Clemons, and Lillie Gray Strickland both of Loris, SC., cousins Jon H. Carter and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Carter, and a number of cousins and extended family.

He was a 1982 graduate of Tabor City High School. Steve earned two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations from UNC Chapel Hill. While attending college, Steve played football for the UNC Tarheels as a walk-on. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and a Veteran of the US Army. He was active member of the local Disabled American Veterans.

Steve was a member of Lifepoint Church where a memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 27, 2009, 740-B S. College Road (behind McAlister’s)

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the local DAV.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • June 18, 2009
    Jon Horne Carter says:
    Steve was one of the gentlest souls I have ever known. Through all of his struggles, his desire to help others around him never wavered, and even intensified the more that Steve himself fell upon personal hardship. It is both his humility and his determination not to give up that make Steve the extraordinary person he was. His loss hits me hard, though I am comforted in knowing that the last few years have been among the happiest of his life. We'll say goodbye to him knowing that, for having been close to him, the spirit of Steve's self-sacrifice lives on in each of our own lives.

  • June 16, 2009
    John Williams says:
    Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family. I am the Transportation Coordinator at the local DAV chapter and had the priviledge of volunteering with Steve. I will truly miss seeing him in the office on Monday afternoons. Just know that he has gone on to receive his heavenly reward and we will see him again in Heaven.

  • June 17, 2009
    Tammy Strickland says:
    I will miss Steve. He was part of our family again and we all loved him very much. I know that our lost is heaven's gain. He is finally home. Tammy

  • June 18, 2009
    Andy Carpenter says:
    I met Steve in 1984 while attending UNC. Steve and I shared an apartment during our senior year. After graduation, we both moved to the same neighborhood without planning it. The six years we spent together as friends were great fun. During that period we both endured real world realities neither of us were prepared for. I suppose to some degree we grew up together. I would like to express my condolences to those close to him. He loved you very much. I am so happy his recent years were positive. Love is the reason why. Let's rejoice in Steve's spiritual journey. He always wanted to see the whole picture, to understand it, and bask in the peace of that knowlege. Now, as a dearly loved child of God, he has it. I'm quite sure Steve continues in His service. Love and peace to all.

  • June 27, 2009
    Bill Heeden says:
    I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Steve's family and friends. I was an ATO fraternity brother of Steve's. I remember Steveas a classic "great guy" with a passion for life and those he knew. Steve and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.