Obituaries » Horace A. Carter III
March 21, 1940 - June 12, 2021
CARTER, III, HORACE A., of Richmond, answered the Coach’s final whistle on Saturday, June 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Horace A. Jr. and Frances Tucker Carter and sister, Shirley Carter Smith (Frank). Predeceasing his also were his best friends, Brother Marshall D. Banks, M.D. and Brother Howard H. Moss, Jr. Bubba was a life-long resident of Richmond, attending its public schools and graduating from Maggie L. Walker High School. He studied Recreational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University where he received a BS degree. Bubba’s love of swimming was a well-known fact in the city and he worked tirelessly to ensure that anyone who wanted to learn would be able to swim in a safe and nurturing environment. He was a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and a dedicated member of Club 533. He also served in the United States Navy.
Memories of him will be cherished by his three sons, Kevin Durl Best (Dani), Horace Alfonso “Al” Carter, IV (Nadine) and Robert Woodson “Bobby” Carter; six grandchildren, Devin, Daniel, Dixon, Elijah, Naiimah and Ella; best friend Brother Woodson M. Fountain, nieces, nephew, cousins, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, friends from all walks of his life; a devoted and caring companion, Jackie Lewis; and his special confidante, ex-wife, Lillian H. Carter.