Billy Ray Carter
Born: 7/24/1958, Cortez, Colorado
Billy Ray (“Bill”) Carter was born in Cortez, Colorado, on July 24, 1958, to Charles Lynn (“Lynn”) and Shirley (Pipkin) Carter. He passed away peacefully on Aug. 21 at his home in Moab.
Bill was always good natured and kind. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force from 1976 to 1980, then he became a Registered Nurse (RN). He wanted to help people who were sick and he specialized in being a cancer nurse. He will be remembered for the hundreds of people he nursed over his lifetime.
Bill married Elizabeth (“Beth”) Carter on Sept. 11, 1981. They were very happily married for 38 years and loved each other madly. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, and gardening. He especially loved being with his family.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Lynn, and his sister, Wendy Carter Daniels.
He is survived by his wife, Beth; his sister, Jodie Peltz (Steve Smith); his children, Katie Corcione and Kerri (Brandon) Kirk; his grandchildren, Sierra (Logan) Randall, Kobi Corcione, and Phoenix Kirk; his great grandson, Kayden Randall; and numerous extended family members.
A private family service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29th, at one of Bill’s favorite fishing holes.
He will be greatly missed by all of us.
Tributes:To the family of Billy Carter, I am saddened to here of Billy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you his family, I haven't kept in touch with Billy for quite awhile, but I do remember our friendship in Junior High. I remember a camping trip with Billy, Neal, Karl, & me. We were 13 or 14 at the time, My dad drove us out behind the rocks and we stayed up late talking and shooting pop cans, the next morning we had a bb gun war, just a lot of good clean fun that night and the next day. I also remember having a boxing match with Billie at my house and I remember him hitting me in the nose with a good punch, knocked me back a bit and my boxing days were over. I hope you find peace and I will miss you my friend Billy.
- Kevin HarmisonI met Bill about three years ago as a patient in the wound care. I liked him the minute I met him so kind, quiet, sweet smiling man. So gentle and caring as he treated my wound, a gentle giant! My wound took a long time to heal so I saw him on a regular basis, he talked about his wife so lovingly, his Mother and also that he liked to paint. When Bill had students he was supervising, he seemed so patient and kind to them, always encouraging them and letting them learn by treating the wounds as he watched. Big loss to our wound Center. I am truly sorry for your family, his passing must leave a huge hole in your lives and heart, he was a wonderful man! A loss to the Hospital and our community.. I wish I could have said goodbye to Bill, i hope you all had your opportunity to do that. Blessings to your family I am sure you know what a mark he left on so many lives. Most sincerely,
- Marlene HuckabayBillie and I went through Grand County High School, graduating in the same class. I remember him as always being such a nice guy. I moved from Moab and lost touch with many of the people I went to school with, including Billie. Many years later my mom and sister-in-law, Carla Garlett, told me I would know one of the nurses that Carla saw regularly. They told me what a great nurse Bill was and what wonderful care he took of Carla during chemo at the medical center. His kindness and care meant so much to my family during a very rough time. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family,
- Pam Garlett KidroskeBill was such a brilliant and caring man, who helped so many people in our community. I am certain that he will be deeply missed. My heart goes out to his family and to all of us at MRH who loved and appreciated him. OPNS and med surg will never be the same without his steady presence
- Terry GalenBill was a tremendous presence at MRH, As a nurse I looked up to Bill and was inspired by his kindness, knowledge and his patience and love for everyone around him. I have never heard him speak an unkind word about anyone. His patients loved him and were grateful for his compassion. He will be greatly missed by all of us at MRH.
- Tina Kelch
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