Joseph Benjamin “Jack” Carter, age 98 of Grenada, Mississippi, formerly of Crossett, Arkansas passed away at Providence Assisted Living in Grenada on May 29, 2018. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Grenada.
Mr. Carter was born into a family of seven in Hamburg, AR on April 25, 1920. His parents were Ruben Joseph Carter, a Trader, and Annie Bea McCoy Howsen, a homemaker.
Mr. Carter was self-educated, teaching himself the skills of clock restoration. He did business locally as well as all over the country. He was a member of the NAWCC-National
Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Mr. Carter was the recipient of the 2012 Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award in Grenada. The purpose of the award is to recognize the good deeds of heroes and heroines of everyday life.
Mr. Joseph was known for his life of selfless giving of his own personal resources, both financially and emotional. Generosity was a way of life for him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of over 50 years, Jo Ann Carter; two sons, William and Ruben Anthony; one daughter; three brothers, George Clinton Carter, Watson McCoy Carter and William David Carter; three sisters, LaNelle, LaDelle and Maxine and a very special niece, Jean Carter.
Joseph “Jack” Carter is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Greco of Geneva, NY; one brother, Ruben Joseph Carter of El Dorado, AR; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
Graveside services are 2:00PM on Friday, June 01, 2018 at Unity Cemetery in Crossett with Pastor Mike Neal from First Church of God officiating. There will be a remembrance service at the First Church of God in Crossett at 1:00PM one hour prior to the graveside service.