Billy David Carter – obituary

by Jun 19, 2012OBITUARIES0 comments

     Billy David Carter passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Utah Valley Specialty Hospital after a long illness. Billy, born November 16, 1954 in Asheville, was adopted by Wesley C. and Mary Hall Carter. He was sealed to them in 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple by Spencer W. Kimball.

     Billy began school at Timpanogas Elementary in Provo in 1960. He accompanied his family to Great Britain and continued school at the Church of England Infant School in Epsom, Surrey, England, and Moorpark School in Renfrew, Scotland.

     He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by his father in the old Paisley (Scotland) Chapel baptismal font. He continued schooling in Stone Mountain, Ga., Avondale, Ga., and McLean, Va.. After seven years, the family returned to Provo where Billy graduated from Provo High School in 1972. He worked at various jobs in the Provo area and in Independence, Missouri.

     A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Billy was devoted to his adopted family yet reached out to his natural family. He suffered greatly over the past few years but bore his pain with patience and dignity.  He is survived by sisters, Carol Rees (Kay) of North Salt Lake, Marilyn Cassidy (David) of Provo, and LeAnn Reyes (Angel) of Provo.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Kent.

     Services were held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah. Condolences may be emailed to