Wakefield '60 Classmates: In Memoriam

Thomas Lee Carter
b: 5/21/1941     d: 3/22/2002

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Tom's son Robert wrote:
Thomas Carter pictureDaddy died at The Virginia Hospital Center (formerly Arlington Hospital) on March 22, 2002.  The cause of death officially listed as Sepsis, but it was a series of things that led to that.  He had gotten a bad flu that was going around, and (being Daddy and hating any sort of medical attention) it turned into pneumonia that got so bad that he wasn't getting enough oxygen so he had no choice but to go to the hospital.  There was a series of chain events while in the hospital that led to him getting the Sepsis.  I have several photos of Mom and Daddy together.  One was taken in September 1963 right after he had proposed to her.  Another was during their 25th wedding anniversary, and one that was taken for the 30th Wakefield Reunion.  I think the one you have in is that last one where he's wearing a nice dark suit, and Mom has on a dark blue dress.

Thomas Lee Carter and Brenda Jane Grubb were married November 9, 1963 in Arlington, Virginia.

Thomas Carter picture1980 Reunion Directory:
Retired; wife Brenda is housewife; son Robert (15).

1985 Reunion Directory:
Wife: Brenda, Housewife
Child: Robert Lee Carter, 21

1990 Reunion Directory:
Wife: Brenda, Floral Clerk
Child: Robert Lee Carter, 25
Moved back into home in which I lived during high school days.  Enjoying retirement.   Looking for another 1955 blue and white Oldsmobile 88, 2 door hardtop to bring memories of high school days.

2011 Wakefield Class of 1960 and Wakefield Education Foundation (information@wakefieldalumni.org)