Mike Carter

April 30, 2021

Mike Carter of Cantonment, FL, one of the truest heroes of the faith and a beloved husband, father, and friend to many, was born on February 27, 1958 in Bloomington, IN and passed away on April 24, 2021. Married for 43 years to his darlin’, Lori. Mike had a deep and abiding love for his family, his church family, vacations with his grandchildren, the Great Smoky Mountains (his home away from home) and more than anything else – his God. Mike loved his family deeply and was incredibly proud of him and Lori’s children, and grandchildren. He had a special way of encouraging and witnessing about the goodness of God to anyone he came in contact with. All he met were impacted and encouraged by his great faith and trust in the Lord.

Mike owned and operated a successful excavation business that he started in 1984. This business has provided him an opportunity to leave a lasting impact on so many. He loved to play the bass guitar and sing praises of worship in his favorite room “the music room” at home as well as in the worship band where he attended church at First Pentecostal Church in Pensacola. Without a doubt, when God called Mike home, he left this world with a song of praise in his heart and is now part of the most beautiful heavenly choir. While he will be missed so dearly by those left behind, it brings us so much peace and joy to know he is healed and whole, and walking the streets of gold. He received the gift of his final transplant “a brand new body”. We are forever thankful for the 15 years given to us by the families who chose organ donation and blessed us with his first two livers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Sylvia Carter and his sister Donna Carter Richardson. He is survived by his wife, Lori Carter; son and daughter-in-law, Joe & Rachael Carter; daughter and son-in-law, Amy & Ben Cawby; son and daughter-in-law Wesley & Ashley Carter; and six beautiful grandchildren as well as a host of other family and friends who loved him dearly.

Visitation for friends and family will be on Tuesday, May 4, from 12 to 2 pm with a home going celebration following at 2pm at First Pentecostal Church, 6500 North W Street, Pensacola, Florida.


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