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William "Buster" Alton Carter

August 21, 1951 November 11, 2017
William "Buster" Alton Carter
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William Alton “Buster” Carter
William “Buster” Carter of Quincy, Florida, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was 66 years old. A little over four years ago, Buster was diagnosed with a very rare form of dementia. This aggressive and rapid progressing disease robbed him of precious time with his family and friends.
Born in Quincy, Florida on August 24, 1951, Buster was the son of the late William “Bill” Carter and Madalyn Hale Carter. He grew up in Quincy with his three siblings. As a boy, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his Granddaddy Hale, Dad and his brother. He was in the first graduating class of James A. Shanks. After high school, Buster attended Lively Technical Center where he received a degree in Architectural Drafting and Design.
On August 12, 1972, Buster married Susan Elizabeth Smith at Greensboro Baptist Church. Buster and Susan had two children, Trent Carter and Crystal Carter Muggelberg. More than anything, Buster valued spending time with his family. He would tell you that his greatest accomplishments were being a father and a grandfather. Buster was a gentle and kind soul who was loved by everyone who knew him.
Buster had a long career in the drafting and architecture industry. At time of diagnosis, he was employed by EMO Architects, Inc. where he worked as a Senior Project Manager for 17 years. He was known by his co-workers to be extremely hard working, knew every aspect of how a building was put together and the best at his job. His combination of knowledge and dedication was very rare and his attention to detail was top notch. As one former co-worker put it, “Before Google, there was Buster.” When he wasn’t working, Buster enjoyed tailgating and watching FSU football with his friends, “The Fat Boys”. He was a great chef, widely known for his famous “Bubba Beans” and chili. Buster also enjoyed playing adult league softball with the 850 Senior League.
Buster is survived by his wife Susan Carter; son, Trent Carter (Meredith); daughter, Crystal Muggelberg (Dan); four grandchildren, Ava Carter (12), Ella Carter (9), James Muggelberg (7), and Carter Muggelberg (4); sister, Billie Sue Radney; brother, David Carter (Pam); sister, Theresa Kay (T.K.) Glass (Bobby); two nephews, Lee (Ashlie) and Matthew (Taylor); great-niece, Timberlynn.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center for their dedication and care over the last 20 months. It was a great relief to Buster’s family knowing he was being well taken care of. Thank you to Covenant Care Hospice nurses for the care they provided during his final days.
A graveside celebration of Buster’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Project, 301 East Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303 in memory of William “Buster” Carter.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677.
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