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Michael Everette Carter, 71, of Richmond, passed away, Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
A Memorial Mass will be held for Michael at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 3, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 608 West Main St., Richmond. Reverend Tom Farrell will be officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass. Memorials may be made to St. Marks Catholic School or WEKU or WKYL Radio Station.
Michael was born April 15, 1946, in Montgomery Alabama to Michael E. Carter and Bettye (Shell) Carter, O'Brien, Mathers. He graduated from Sydney Lanier High School and he attended The University of Alabama where he played the clarinet in the Million Dollar Band.
Michael had a long classical music radio broadcast career. He started in 1970 at WAJM in Montgomery, Alabama. His career took him to WCMU in Mt. Pleasant Michigan, WLRH in Huntsville, Alabama, WFLN, Philadelphia, WQXR, New York City, WUAL, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and finally in 2005, he was hired as the Music Director for WEKU, Richmond.
Michael was known for his vast musical knowledge, wonderful voice and the teller of some pretty bad jokes and puns! He was also a good friend to many and wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Michael is survived by his wife, Lydia Akin-Carter of Richmond. He is also survived by his four children, Jason Carter of Philadelphia, Vanessa Carter of New Jersey, Christopher Akin of Toms River New Jersey, Lisa Couch and her husband Jeremy Couch of Richmond, Kentucky. He has two granddaughters, Logan and Lakyn. He is also survived by: his mother, Bettye Mathers, of Montgomery Alabama; sister, Judy Letford of Montgomery, Alabama; and his two nieces, Ginger Letford Schofield and Bonnie Letford; and two great nephews, Eli Gibson and Asa Letford.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael E. Carter and brother-in-law, Donald Letford.
Published on February 1, 2018
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