Harry Mapp Carter Jr. of Lexington, 80 years old, passed away on July 31, 2022, at Brightview Baldwin Park in Staunton. He was born in Lexington on May 14, 1942.

He is preceded in death by his wife Linda Colbert Carter, his parents Harry Mapp Carter Sr. and Mabel Irvin Carter, and his brother Alvin Lane Carter.

Survivors include his daughters Amy Carter-Stewart (Charles Stewart) of Marion, and Margaret Carter Peters (Dave) of Lexington; and seven grandchildren: Carter, Harrison and Madeline Stewart; and Jordan Dudley, Julia, Spencer and Cole Peters.

Mr. Carter earned a B.A. in history from Lynchburg College and a master’s in education from the University of Virginia. He served Rockbridge County Schools for 34 years as a teacher and principal. He also helped his father and brother on the beloved family farm in Rockbridge County.

Harry was a member of Manly Memorial Baptist Church for over 40 years and before that a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Rotary Club and the Retired Teachers’ Association.

Harry was known for his love of singing and dancing, his love of eating, and his love for books and history. He was a kind and generous person who rarely met a stranger and would strive to see the best in people. Harry was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

The funeral service will be held at Manly Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington today, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior.

Interment will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery, formerly the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery.

The service will be officiated by the Rev. Skyler Daniel.

Memorial gifts may be made to Manly Memorial Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory. N-G

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