Zachery Ben Carter, 16, of Cherokee died on Tuesday January 12, 2010 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.
Born Saturday, January 30, 1993 in Sylva, NC, he was the son of Kenny Wayne Carter and DeeAnn Wike.
Zach was a skateborder and loved the sport. He was a member of the Qualla Chapel of Whittier and was a much loved young man.
He was preceded in death by his great grandfather Theordore Hensley.
He is survived by his brothers John Wayne Wike, brett Joseph Carter, Tyler Ledford and sisters Brenna Carter and Shelly Hornbuckle. His maternal grandparents Richard and Janet Wike, paternal grandparents Bruce Carter and Emma Locust, maternal great grandparents Larry and Melba Haigler paternal great grandmother Birdie Hensley.
The funeral was held Friday, January 14, 2010 at the Qualla Chapel. Rev Bo Parris and Cody Lambert Officiated.
Pallbearers were Justin Wike, Cody Jones, Cody Fuller, Dylan Wiggins, John Burgess and David Loftis.
Long House Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.