The Richmond Register

Obituaries

July 12, 2014

A.B. ‘Nik’ Carter, 88

RICHMOND — Austin Brown “Nik” Carter, age 88, husband of 64 years to Anne G. Carter, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

He was born in Butler, N.J., to the late Warren C. and Lillian Fortin Carter.

During WWII, he stopped attending high school when he was 17 (as a junior) to join the U.S. Navy. For the next four years he served on the Destroyer USS Bradford in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, he returned to high school to complete his senior year and receive his war diploma. He is a lifetime member of the Tin Can Sailors Organization and the American Legion John A. Dean Post 151 in Butler, N.J.

He went on to graduate from the University of Vermont and begin a successful career. He worked for G.E., Cummins Engineering, Raytheon and ITT before joining Dresser Industries in 1965. Mr. Carter came to Berea in 1968 to be manager of the Dresser Industries plant there. During his tenure, the plant grew from 30,000 square feet and 90 employees to 100,000 square feet and more than 450 employees. Mr. Carter retired in 1988 as the general manager.

Upon arrival in Berea, he became very active in the community, joining First Christian Church where he served as a deacon, trustee and chair of the board, along with several other committees.

He was a charter member of the Berea Hospital board of directors and served as chairman, working closely with Mayor Clint Hensley to bring a full-time ambulance station to the hospital. He was a founding member and first president of the Berea Industrial Management Club, later known as the Berea Industrial Authority. He was a founder of the United Community Fund of Madison County, which later became part of United Way of the Bluegrass. He was the Berea Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year for 1987. Also in 1987, he became the president of Carney Inc., DBA Lees Famous Recipe of Berea and Corbin. He was appointed to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by governors Louie Nunn, Martha Lane Collins and Paul Patton. Since Christmas 1968, he and his family have placed a giant star visible from US 25 North on top of their home on VanWinkle Grove.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Crosby Carter Jr.

Mr. Carter is also survived by his children, Michael (Anna) Carter of Cary, N.C., Steven (Phyllis) Carter and Carol (James) Edney both of Berea, Ky.; four grandchildren, Stephanie (Jeff) Ours, Jacob Carter, Nicholas Carter and Kayla Carter; and two great-grandchildren, Katlin Rose and Michael Jeffrey Ours. Two brothers also survive: Donald (Fran) Carter of New Jersey and Leonard (Carol) Carter of Massachusetts.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Berea with the Rev. J. Randolph Osborne and the Rev. Lon Oliver officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home.

Casket bearers will be, Mike, Steve, Nicholas & Jacob Carter, and James and Carol Edney.

Contributions suggested to: Hospice Care Plus Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane Richmond, KY 40475.

www.davisandpowellfuneralhome.com

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