Billy Wilson Carter 01/24/1937 – 01/24/2017 Carter, Bill Wilson (Billy) passed on his birthday January 24, 2017 at age 80. After an extraordinary battle with Myeloma Cancer for 7 years, he left this earth on his terms as usual. He fought to make it to his 80th birthday, passed in an old birthing room of Crawford Long Memorial hospital (now Hospice/Emory) and did it while no one was watching. He was truly an amazing man all the way through the 4th quarter. Bill was a basketball player, graduate and coach at Oglethorpe University. His passion for Oglethorpe never diminished. He always had the Stormy Petrel spirit in his heart. During his struggles with Cancer, he became very passionate about St. Jude’s Hospital late in life. In lieu of flowers, please donate there for those children that may have touched him or he may have touched. Throughout his life, Bill was an accomplished Businessman, Real Estate Company owner and Attorney. Without doubt or hesitation, he managed to touch the lives of many people over the years. He was a magnet that drew people into his world because of his ability to make you feel welcome, work hard, have fun and love life. He will truly be missed by many and remembered by all… Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife Susan Jewell Carter; his children Kelly, Stacy, Lance and Ashly; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins; and all those that have been touched by his spirit for life. May the peace of our Lord and the remembrance of this great man sooth the souls of all in the years to follow. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)

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  1. My dear, sweet Dad… I miss you so much! Words can’t describe. I find comfort though, knowing you’re no longer suffering & that you’re at peace.
    God Bless.
    I love you ❤

  2. Dad, words cant descibe my heartache right now; but i find comfort in knowing you lived life “Full Circle” & are no longer suffering. I love you so much! Thanks for being so awesome…

  3. Uncle Billy…..I know the family in Heaven welcomed you with open arms. The family left here is sad and hurting. I know that you left a legacy of life when you went home to the Lord. Now is your time to Rest in Peace and without pain. You and Daddy can now play softball again. Love to you and prayers for family. Please hug my Dad for me. Love and Peace.

  4. What I have to say is you are one in a million. There’s a lot of love down here on earth but I know you are celebrating with your family there in heaven. I love you ? and REST IN PEASE

  5. Papaw,

    You were (are) an amazing role model. Thank you for everything you did for my mother and I. You will be missed beyond the limits of infinity from all.

    Love you dearly.

  6. Uncle Billy you will be missed so much You were loved by everyone .You touched so many lives .Lord i pray u bring peace to his kids I loved u my sweet uncle RIP your niece Deborah

  7. Billy had lots of friends in the O’Keefe Alumni Association. He helped in numerous ways in getting the Association going and even helped draft the original Association By-Laws. In my first stint as President of the association several years back I called on Billy many times for legal advice but more times to just talk about the association and O’Keefe which we both love. Billy was a friend to all and is going to be missed by many. Prayers of peace and comfort for Susan and his children, Kelly, Stacy, Lance and Ashly.

  8. Bill Carter was a revered friend. We had many fun times together. I did encourage him to go down a black ski slope with me which ended up with him cracking his shoulder for which I am very sorry. It caused him to miss a season of tennis that he loved. He forgave me and we have had many lunches and meetings afterward. I am really missing him and am looking forward to skiing with him in the clouds in the hereafter.

  9. Love you Pawpaw. I will forever miss you. So thankful to have been born into your family. Can’t wait to reunite one day in Heaven. Until then, please watch over all of us & send us reminders that your are still here in spirit!

  10. Even though you are not physically with your loving family and friends, a piece of your soul lives on with each and everyone who love you.
    Special thoughts and prayers to “my” kelly and her borthers and sister and to Bill’s wife Susan. Love you all!

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss! He sounds like an amazing man! I wish I had gotten to meet him! I know he has some amazing children & grandkids that will forever carry on his legacy! May you all find strength in each other and I wish you all peace and comfort during this difficult time! Sending all my love!!

  12. Kelly and Beau, my heart goes out to you as you both mourn the loss of a great man, I send you both my deepest condolences along with my love and prayers to you both and your family, may your dad/pawpaw rest in eternal peace❤ God bless you all!

  13. Uncle Billy,you was a great man that touched many lives. My deepest sympathy is for your family you left behind but I know you are resting in peace now. I know your family in Heaven was waiting on you with open arms. Give my grandma a big hug for me.. You will be missed.

  14. As a father, friend and mentor, I could not have had better! He will be missed, but certainly completed his mission in life without a doubt. Rest in peace Dad, and rest assured….

  15. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers are with Susan as well as the entire Carter family. We wish you all peace and inner strength during this most difficult time of farewell and sadness.

  16. To Gail,my best friend KellyShay,Beau,Lance,Stacy&Ashly-“In Memory of Billy Carter”. ? THE MAN ON THE MOON LOOKED DOWN ON ME HE SAID “HOW ARE YOU” I SAID “CAN’T YOU SEE?”. “MY EYES” HE SAID “CAN SEE MANY THINGS”. ABOUT THAT TIME I HEARD THE ANGELS? SING. A VOICE FROM ABOVE SAID “CHILD IT’S ALRIGHT”. “HE’S HERE WITH ME NOW, HE CAN SEE THE LIGHT” AND AT THAT TIME MY BODY FELT CALM. I BROKE OUT IN A SWEAT WITH ~⚜HIS⚜ HAND IN MY PALM. ?✝. Suzette Brewer. To you all~My ? goes out to y’all. I hope you find peace in the passing of your daddy, for I have been there myself. I love you all?? Suzette,Robin,Josh,& Holly

  17. My condolences goes out to the Carter family. I am so sorry for your lost. I just found out. I worked with Bill for years and he was the sweetest and kindest person.

  18. My spirit lead me to reach out to Bill, only to discover he’s resting in heaven.
    His spirit never forgotten!
    Sheila Russell

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