Wallace I. Carte, MSGT, retired
September 30, 1940 - May 27, 2019

Wallace I. Carte, retired MSGT U.S. Air Force, 78, of Culloden, WV passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Sneads Ferry, NC.

He was born on September 30, 1940 to Gus and Mary Carte at Gauley Bridge, WV. Wallace served in the U.S. Navy (4 years) as a Petty Officer 3rd class during the Vietnam War, and retired as MSGT in the U.S. Air Force after 26 years, in which he also served during Desert Storm.

Wallace was a loving father of 3 children, William (Wendy) Carte, Robert Carte (Jason Duncan), and Danielle (Neil) Hudson; his grandchildren Josh, Brandon and Jared Carte, Gabrielle, Chase, and Haven Ross; three siblings, Frank Carte, Jeanette Conley, Connie Walker; and fond uncle of several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gus and Mary Carte, and his sister Judy Carte.

Private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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  • Linda Munyan Posted May 28, 2019 9:46 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this sad time. Hope you find comfort in knowing we are sharing your loss with you. Have so many memories to cherish about Wally. He was a very sweet kind and loving man. Always smiling, loved his laugh. He tried to teach me how to dance to the song “Elvira”. Had so much fun dancing with him at the Milton FD. I will always cherish those times we had dancing, talks and phone calls. He will be missed. So glad I met him. He was one of a kind. ❤️

  • Mack Mayfïeld Posted May 28, 2019 10:46 pm

    Wally was a few years older than I, but the “lane” where we grew up we were all family. Great person, always had a smile and a chuckle. My children grew up and played with Bill, Bob, and Danielle. He would still smile even with Bills escapades. Good man, worked hard and provided for his family.

  • Leah Humphrey Bruder Posted May 29, 2019 12:39 am

    Wally was my cousin we all grew up knowing the value of family. We loved we fought but at the of each day we knew we were still family. Wally was a very kind and soft spoken man with a big heart. You will be missed by all whom had the privilege of knowing you. RIP cuz someday we will all be reunited. Condolences to his family.

  • Charles Eddie Danberry Posted May 29, 2019 8:09 pm

    Wally was my cousin and friend He and his brother Frank were always there for you I fondly remember my daughter and his three children playing in the lane where we played and his comforting call to me when my wife passed RIP my friend and condolence to Bill, Bob,,Dee,,Frank, Janette and Connie

  • Marlene Middleton Posted May 30, 2019 12:03 pm

    It was great honor to have known Wally. I have very fond memories of him riding in the car pool, Military Deployments, and playing golf. He was one of the most kindness person that I have ever met. May you Rest In Peace my dear friend. You will be missed by all your Military Family and especially me. You were a great friend to me and I am sure you will receive many jewels in your crown that you so deserve. Love you my friend.

  • Patsy Eagle Sullivan Posted May 31, 2019 7:20 am

    Sad to read of Wally’s passing. Grew up in the same town and was fond of the entire family. Good memories…condolence to all the family.

  • Robin chestnut Posted May 31, 2019 6:08 pm

    I especially remember our retired military lunches you were always a hoot and life of the party I remember sending Bill a picture of us saying we got married RIP my friend

  • Rod Posted February 10, 2020 7:53 am

    Really sorry to hear about your dad. What a great guy. Have so many memories and they all make me smile as I set here thinking back. Always trying to help or buying something at Kroger or target that way he had anything and everything you could think of when he visited. He gave all he had everyday to some lucky person that he might have bumped into and never knew but within minutes he was your friend with a story to tell. Love taking about Ivan and how I loved him!!

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