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Thomas James Carter

February 6, 1954 - February 4, 2022

Thomas James Carter III, known by his friends as, “TJ”, passed from this Earth on Friday February 4, 2022. He is lovingly survived by two brothers; Robert Carter of Lynchburg, and Howard Reksten (Diane) of Patchogue, New York, three sisters; Marilyn Carter and Jean Logwood (Morris) of Altavista, Virginia, and Jeanette Farmer (Leslie) of North Carolina, aunt; Geraldine Robertson (Bill), aunt; Pat Singleton, all of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Suzanne Reksten; sister-in-law of Orlando, Florida. He was predeceased by his brother Oscar Reksten of Orlando, Florida, and by his parents; Thomas James Carter, Jr., and Helen Gordon Carter.

TJ was born on February 6, 1954 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was employed by Marvin Templeton Asphalt Company for many years. He loved to go to the Hunt Club in Craig County and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a wonderful storyteller. His laughter and humor will be missed by all who knew him. He loved people, and especially loved playing jokes and picking on his friends. He was happiest when he could go truck riding and taking vegetables from his farm to neighbors and friends. Every year at Christmas he made his, “Poinsettia Run”, delivering flowers to all the special women in his life. TJ had so many special friends there are too many to mention. He was always bigger than life, and had a heart of gold. He will be missed greatly by family and friends. His greatest ally and friend was his brother Doug, who has been by his side throughout his health issues.

Please direct any memorial donations to St. Jude’s Place…”The little people”, as he would refer to them.
St. Jude’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Burial Date February 11, 2022

A Memorial Gathering will take place on Friday, February 11th from 1-3pm in the chapel at Tharp Funeral Home in Lynchburg.

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Dear Doug, Carl and I are so very sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing TJ out here in Craig. He was always so cheerful and friendly. Although his loss is a difficult one, I know that you all will be comforted in the knowledge that he has gone on home and is at peace. Sending love. Jennifer

Posted by Jennifer Deegan Hart on February 11, 2022

I’ll miss your calls to update me on the Bear and deer . I’ll also miss you telling me I better come raid the freezer of deer meat and updating me on the deer that Doug has killed. I’m glad you are no longer in any pain and you are in Heaven picking on Daddy. Love you brother and will miss you a lot!!! Jean

Posted by Jean on February 5, 2022

I will miss your calls for hot dogs even though I would say no sometimes. You were always picking and joking but always made me laugh. You will be greatly missed by me and especially daddy. RIP Uncle TJ. Love you niece Shannon

Posted by Shannon on February 5, 2022

I love the picture of T J. We are all going to miss him. He was always happy and full of fun. Heaven just gained a good guy.

Posted by Catherine L Gantt on February 5, 2022

So sorry Jean. Just remember no more pain for him

Posted by Phyllis on February 5, 2022

So sorry Jean. Just remember no more pain for him

Posted by Phyllis on February 5, 2022

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