David Ray Carte, 74, self-taught musician with a deep appreciation for music

David Ray Carte

SHALLOTTE — David Ray Carte, 74, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, after a brief illness.

David was born July 17, 1946, in Charleston, West Virginia, to the late William James Carte and Phyllis Smith Carte Perrine of Elkview, West Virginia. In addition to his father, Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Sharon Carte, in October of this year; and brother, Dennis Carte.

Dave was a multi-talented man who had a deep appreciation and talent of music, he was self-taught and could play many different instruments. He loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle as well as playing golf. He was an avid reader and could often be found listening to the Lawrence Welk Show.

Surviving are his mother, Phyllis Perrine of Elkview, West Virginia; loving son, William “Bill” Carte, and his wife, Kimberly, of Supply; two brothers, Tom Carte, and his wife, Barbara, and Clarence Carte, and his wife, Kathy; sister, Linda Birchfield, and her husband, Scott; and two grandchildren, Isaac and Gabriel Carte.

To honor Dave’s wishes, there will be no services at this time.

Memorials may be directed to Paws Place, P.O. Box 67, Winnabow, NC 28479.

Share online condolences with the family at Michael J. Fulwood Funeral Service Licensee.

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