Frank Paul Carter

Published 1:19 pm Friday, March 10, 2023

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Polk County– Frank Paul Carter, 73, of Polk Co., passed into eternity on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Born December 14, 1949, in Hamilton, OH, Frank was the son of the late Frank Reid Carter and June Broshar Carter. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Michelle, Michael, Steven, and Eric.

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Mr. Carter was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a Barber for over 40 years. He lived with his wife and family in North Asheville for 10 years, in West Asheville for 24 years, and in Polk County for 17 years. He loved nature, visiting National Parks, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and hiking in Pisgah National Forest with his daughters and grandchildren. He enjoyed the NC Arboretum and enjoyed traveling to Charleston and the Grand Canyon.

Mr. Carter is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn “Jean” Lyda Carter; daughters, Paula Carter Hoover (Neil), Jennifer Carter Wharton (Adam), and Meredith Carter Kilpatrick (Brandon); grandchildren, Maya, Sadie, Nola, Lacie, Beatrix, Riker, Mollie, Bodhi, and Brooks; and a sister, Paulette Carter. His favorite words to them were “I love you, always have, always will “.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The online memorial is available at

Groce Funeral Home
Asheville, NC