David Glen Carter
David Glen Carter, 57, of Athens died Sunday at Athens-Limestone Hospital. David was born October 14, 1962, in Madison County, Alabama.
David was a minister for 38 years, during which time he served at various churches, the last being at First Baptist Church Athens as the pastor to children and young families.
David had an impact at local schools through his reading programs, where his kids knew him as "Storyman" or "Maddog." David was the voice of the Golden Eagles basketball games as their floor announcer. He was a devoted husband and an awesome dad, and a friend to anyone.
Survivors include wife, Renee Carter of Athens; mother, Wilma Carter of Huntsville; daughters, Haley Carter of Huntsville, Hannah Carter of Athens and Hope Carter of Athens; and brother, Craig Carter of Huntsville. David was preceded in death by his father, Crawford C. Carter Jr.
Those serving as pallbearers will be Carl Runyon, Richard Peck, Terry Sharp, Jason Sharp, Jason Hodges, Andy Balch, Jamey Peck and Jonathan Peck.
Due to the COVID -19 outbreak, the memorial will be a private, family-only service. The service will be available on the fbcathens.org website Thursday evening.
The family asks anyone wishing to make a memorial donation to make it to scholarships for WinShape camp or donate children's books in his memory for local schools. FBC Athens will provide links for donations.
Spry Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published on March 23, 2020


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Terence Crooks
Mar 28, 2020
To the family of David Carter, I am truly at a lost for words to hear this terrible passing of a fine gentleman. H e was a fine, personable and christian soul. May GOD be with you all in this somber time and keep you always, I will always remember the times we had as band parents for the Golden Eagles Marching band, fun times with him, I will miss him terribly. Prayers to the family!!
Milla Sachs
Mar 27, 2020
Renee and girls,
I am heartbroken to hear about David. He was so special to our family. Cord and Tegan join me in sending you all love and prayers. I know that Tom Sachs was one of the first ones to welcome him to Glory! David was always so happy and encouraging and everything he did gave evidence to his love for our Lord. We love all of you and will be praying ! If there is anything we can do, please call on us.
Mia Randolph
Mar 27, 2020
Our prayers are with you. May the memories and The Lord All Mighty guide your steps forward.
Thinking of you.
The Warners
Christina Atnip
Mar 26, 2020
Haley, I am so saddened to hear about your daddy's passing. You are being covered in prayer by the Atnip family. All my love, Christina
Julie Bryant
Mar 25, 2020
I was so saddened to learn of David's untimely death. He was such a wonderful man and servant of God. I know Dennis is glad to see him in Heaven. God used David to minister to so many people. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a friend to all. His legacy will be forever remembered by all whoselives he touched. Renee, I am praying for you, Haley, Hannah. Hope, Wilma and Craig as your bury your precious husband. May the Lord give you His peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Jimmy and Karen Lawley
Mar 25, 2020
We are so sad about his passing and have such fond happy memories of him being such a funny guy but serious about his devotion and mission to the church. God bless your family.
Stan and Deb Roth
Mar 25, 2020
Renee you and David are very precious in our hearts...many fun Bible studies at our old house...trips to fun places and of course David always made us laugh hard...God left us wonderful memories...David was a blessing, Love you all
Dena Hutchison
Mar 24, 2020
I am saddened to hear about David's passing. God bless your family.
Anna Pettey (class of 1981 JOJ)
Mar 24, 2020
David was a never ending example of a true blue genuine guy. You could just see "in him" that he had a LOVE OF PEOPLE, FOR HUMAN KIND. David, you will be missed.
Rickey and Beverly Joiner
Mar 24, 2020
To Renee, daughters, Craig and Mrs. Carter our hearts are heavy for the loss of such a loving and great man of God. We are praying for you.
Linda Martin
Mar 24, 2020
Renee and girls /Wilma and Craig, my heart is broken for you all in the loss of your husband , dad, son, and brother! You all are in my prayers! David was one in a million! Only God knows how many lives he touched with the Gospel, his humor, and love, and how many will be touched! As others have said , β€œOur loss is Heaven’s gain!” πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»