CARTER, William Thomas Was born on March 2, 1945 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was the third child out of five, born to the late Walter Carter and Anna Mae Knott Carter. He was lovingly known as Bill. William attended the Pittsburgh Public School system, where he graduated from South High School in 1962. He was the first in the family to get a football scholarship and attend Knoxville College in Tennessee. At an early age, he became a member of the Miracle Church of God and Christ. It was at Miracle Church of God and Christ where he married Margie Y. Lewis. They had two children, Kimberly and William, Jr. Years later after moving to Boston, he met and married Wendy Dunning. They parented two children, Veronica Thomas and Thomas De La Cruz. Bill worked in the hospitality industry throughout his career. He retired after serving as a Concierge at the Ritz Residences. This gave him the opportunity to serve others, which gave him a great sense of purpose. Some of his interest included history, religion, Chinese herbs, and sports. His Boston family is still unsure if anyone in Pittsburgh ever forgave him for rooting for the N.E. Patriots. On December 14, 2019, Bill passed away. He was preceded in death by parents Walter and Anna Mae Carter; ex-wife Marie Y. Lewis; brother Walter Donald Carter and son William Thomas Carter, Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Wendy Dunning Carter of Watertown, MA; sister Barbara Slade and brother Ralph Carter of Pittsburgh, PA; brother Alvin James (Cynthia) of Cedar Hill, TX; best friend Delano Richards (Lois) of Munster, IN; two daughters Kimberly Carter of Pittsburgh, PA and Veronica Thomas of Worcester, MA and son Thomas De La Cruz of Billerica, MA. He also leaves five grandchildren Aaricka, DaOndre, Montana, Lorenzo and Dynasty; seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bill Carter was loved well and he loved well. He will be missed by his family and friends. His Memorial Service, which was delayed due to the pandemic, will be held at the Reservoir Church, 170 Rindge Ave., Cambridge on Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 2-4 pm.
Published by Boston Globe from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2022.
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