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Joe Murry Carter, Jr.

August 17, 1947 ~ November 24, 2021 (age 74)


Chimney Rock - Joe Murry Carter, Jr. 74, went to be with the Lord, following a long battle with cancer, on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at The "Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

Joe was born in Asheville to the late Joe Murry Carter, Sr. and Carlie Mae Ball Carter. He was a graduate of North Buncombe High School and a  United States Army  veteran of the Vietnam Era and served two terms in that era. Joe was also a graduate of Mars Hill College.

He served our Village of Chimney Rock in many capacities as a volunteer along with being a former Chimney Rock Village councilman and proudly was a member of The Chimney Rock Village Volunteer Fire Department for 26 years. Joe was also a member of the Chimney Rock Village Community Development Association and the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

He was a member of The Church of the Transfiguration, Episcopal in Bat Cave for 26 years and served on the Vestry for 3 years.

Joe was the owner and operator of The Carter Lodge in Chimney Rock until his passing and prior to that he had worked in the service department for 20 years at Mid-South Data Services in Asheville. 

Joe taught us how to live and how to love completely.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Lance Carter; his cherished children, daughter, Sheri Johnson (David), Bryan Cole (Leslie), and Ashley Carter; and was the grandfather of two of the loves of his life, Gracie Johnson and Jacob Johnson; and two brothers, Leonard and Dan Carter..

A celebration of Joe's life will be held at a later date, and all will be notified.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Chimney Rock Village Volunteer Fire Department or The Church of the Transfiguration, Episcopal, Bat Cave, NC

The care of Mr. Carter has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Candler and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at



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