WILMINGTON — Gary W. Carter, 72, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021. He was born to Adrian and Artie Lorraine (Lewis) Haizlip on October 7, 1948, in Plattsburgh, NY. He grew up in Dannemora, NY and moved to Plattsburgh in high school, graduating from St. John’s Academy in 1966, and attended Adirondack Community College and Plattsburgh State University. He worked for Ayerst Labs in Rouses Point, NY in Quality Control.
He began a career in Pharmaceutical Label Sales with National Label Company in Conshohocken, PA and retired in 2004 while living in Wilbraham, MA. After enjoying many great family vacations in coastal North Carolina, he and his wife moved to Leland, NC in 2014.
He was predeceased by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter, Amy Carter; son, Michael Carter (LeeAnn), and a granddaughter, Elle; sister, Sherry Barnum and a brother-in-law Seth of Saratoga Springs, NY.
A private memorial service will be held Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:00 AM, at the Wilmington Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to The American Heart Association.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.