Our strong father, Virgil J. Carter, sadly passed away on Wednesday Aug. 31, 2022, at the age of 78. 

He was born Thursday, Oct. 7, 1943, in Huntsville, to Vernon George and Sibyl Sue Holt Carter.

Virgil was an amazing father and friend. He was always there for family, friends, and his neighbors. Virgil loved his country, proudly serving in the Navy for 21 years, getting to see much of the world. Virgil was highly skilled in skeet and trap shooting – winning and placing in multiple state championships, including California, Texas, Florida and New Mexico. 

He won, and set records, in multiple Armed Forces tournaments, being inducted into the Armed Forces Hall of Fame in 1996. 

Virgil’s last round was a perfect 25 out of 25, a straight. He said that he “was going out on top!” We’re sure they have already shot his hat in heaven. Dad, you will be missed. 

Virgil is predeceased by his parents, Vernon and Sibyl Carter; his amazing wife, Mary Randall Carter; and several siblings. 

He is survived by his son, Robert Carter and his wife, Shauna; daughter, Marsha Carter; grandchildren, Andrew, Tessa, Haley and Brayden; and one brother, Loy. 

The family will receive friends at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory. 

A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. with Alvin Reynolds officiating. 

Interment will immediately follow services at Liberty Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Bella Vista Sportsmen’s Club for the “Virgil Carter” scholarship fund. 

Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.