April 19, 1936 - June 14, 2012
Henry Carter departed this life on June 14, 2012 at the age of 76.
Henry was born April 19, 1936 in Maxton, North Carolina. He attended Elementary school in Robeson County, NC prior to the family moving to Alexandria, Virginia and later to the Hall’s Hill section of Arlington. The family subsequently relocated to Washington, DC where Henry resided until his passing. He attended Shaw Jr. High and Phelps Vocational High School prior to joining the Air Force in the early 1950s, where he received his GED. He served in the Air Force from February 1954 to November 1957 as a jet engine mechanic; spending most of his tour of duty in Alaska. He was honorably discharged in February 1962. Henry was an avid bowler and participated in several organized bowling leagues around the DC area. He boasted of being “one of the best bowlers” in DC. Although Henry worked a variety of jobs during his early years, he eventually chose to drive a cab and be his own boss. He is best remembered by many for being a cab driver for over 50 years. He had no problem telling anyone that he was NOT a cab driver but a “hacker”! For most of his career he purchased and owned most of the cabs he drove. He drove for Capitol Cab many years until it was absorbed into the DC Cab Association.
Henry could watch a good cowboy movie everyday. He also liked Frederick K. Price and Joel Osteen. He would always say “I am blessed. In fact, I am better than blessed, because I woke up this morning. Everything else is just icing on the cake!”
He was preceded in death by his parents: George Ella and Richard Carter. Brothers: Johnny Wilson and John “Ben” Carter. And the longtime love of his life, June Dixon.
He leaves to cherish his fond memories: (Brothers/Sisters) Dr. Jacques Carter (Luella) of Brookline MA, Ella Cowser (Thomas) of District Heights MD, Claude Carter of Washington DC and Joyce Ellis of Oxon Hill MD. (Nephews/Nieces): John “Benny”, Gloria Alston, Cheryl Jones-Ables, Damon Ellis, Marvin, Stephanie McIntosh, Andre, Jerome, Richard and Jon Claude. And Darell whom he treated like a son. Also a large group of cousins, friends and neighbors will miss him.
A special thanks to Mr. Connelley who was a great friend & neighbor and Ms. Marcia Smith at DHS for service beyond the call of duty. Thanks!
Viewing: Saturday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. - Horton Funeral Home Chapel (map/directions)
Funeral Service: Saturday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m. - Horton Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Monday, July 2 at 12:00 p.m. - Quantico National Cemetery (map/directions)
Viewing - Horton Funeral Home Chapel, Washington - 10:00 a.m.
Funeral Service - Horton Funeral Home Chapel, Washington - 10:00 a.m.
Interment - Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, VA - 12:00 p.m.
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