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Timothy Frank Carter
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“Uncle Tim, I haven't been able to talk much to you since the summer of my high school graduation. The memories of you while I was growing up will...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Crystal Arnold - South bend, IN

“Tim was a great guy larger than life itself that touched more people than he could imagine. He had a great love for animals which is the sign of a...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Ed & Carol Peck - waterford, MI

“My heart goes out to Amy. She was so good to Tim and gave him a beautiful daughter. Amy my dear hang in there. I know you are hurting, lost and...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: celia - warren, MI - friend

“Expressing sincere sympathy and love to my dear sister Bonnie and brothr in law Hank and all of the family . You are all in our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Betty and Ron Hughes - Abbeville, SC

“I was a mechanic at Superior Materials am now retired Tim was upbeat everyday enjoyed his outlook I know he will be missed by a lot if people ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: John R. Whipple - Troy, MI

“My sincere apologies that I cannot be there today to pay my final respects to you, Tim but please know that you are in my heart even through all the...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Amy Mantel - Rigers City, MI

“I would like to send my deepest & most sincere condolences to Tim’s family; especially to his twin sister Terri Jean & to his parents. I've known...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Shelley Marie Zelenak - Clarkson , MI

“We will miss you, Tim. Semper fi! ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: Bob Rochester - Warren, MI

“My Dear Brother, I know we did not speak much. But, we both KNOW THERE WAS LOVE. You will be GREATLY missed. Heaven received another Angel. Amy and...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Connie M. Carter/Monsour - Howell, MI

“You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace "Power Drill,Your friend Oklahoma ! ”
10 of 32 | Posted by: James Adams - madison heights, MI

“Tim was the most jovial person I have ever met and always had a happy smile on his face. Gone too soon. ”
11 of 32 | Posted by: Kelly Dix - Warren, MI - Aunt

“Im so sorry amy ”
12 of 32 | Posted by: beth dix - warren, MI

“I just wanted to say that my heart hurts to no end with this loss. Tim was the most happy go lucky guy that I have ever known, he had touched our...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Katy Dix Cannon - Nashville, TN

“Good bye to soon Big Bear my huggable nephew. When ever we met you would always give me a Big Hudge Hug. say hi to Grandma and Grandpa Walbridge. Say...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Anita Marotz - Dearborn Heights, MI

“We were very fortunate to have Tim in our lives. We both knew Tim for nearly 30 years, we became very close through those years. Tim was much more...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: J&Wendy Sobczyk - Warren, MI

“It is always so hard when you get the phone call that someone from your past has passed away but Tim was very special. No matter the years that...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: lorryn - MI - frient

“Dearest Amy and Reese. My heart goes out to you both. In this time of sorrow may the comfort of knowing Tim will always be with you to protect you,...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Donna Wilson - MI

“Uncle Tim. The memories I have of you are priceless to me. I love you very much. I wish I could have found more time to get to know you as an adult,...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Dawn Spittler - Clarksville, TN

“My heart hurts to know your gone. You were alway happy and a great person to be around. My heart goes to Amy and Reese. Rest in peace brother! ”
19 of 32 | Posted by: Tim Cairns - Roseville, MI

“Tim, you were taken far too soon. You will be missed by many. Keep riding that Harley in the sky. Amy and Reese, i am so sorry for your loss. Just...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Patty Cairns - Roseville, MI

“Reese and Amy my prayers are with you, Reese I am always here if you need someone to talk to ”
21 of 32 | Posted by: Jenna Baird - CenterLine , MI

“We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Tim. Kathy Rochester is my sister, Derrick Eaddy is our nephew and we were kept up to date after TIm's...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Kevin & Sharon Maliszewski - MI

“Tim, I wish I could have spent more time with you. Love Dan and Danny ”
23 of 32 | Posted by: Dan & danny Marotz - britton, MI

“my heart goes out to tims and my brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews just know i am thinking of you during this painful time i love...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: debbie lasher - st helen, MI

“Amy you are in my thoughts every moment. I can't imagine the pain you are going through. Tims love will carry you through this. Take comfort in the...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Brandy Smiechowski - MI

“Let me start off first by saying he was loved by many. I loved my Uncle Tim more than any other man in my life. He was my father figure growing up. I...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Kayla Carter - Clawson, MI

“The Final Inspection The Marine stood and faced God Which must always come to pass He hoped his shoes were shining Just as brightly as his...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Terri Carter - St. Clair Shores, MI

“For in our hearts you will never be forgotten For in the beams of the sun Your love shines upon us For inside every warm breeze you wrap your...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Brandi Spittler Brockwell - IN

“To the entire Carter family, especially his loving twin sister, Terri Jean, I send my most sincere condolences on the loss of Tim. I know so much...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Lisa - Clinton township, MI

“My dearest twin brother, no matter what situations occurred over the last several years, you continued to remain close to my heart and in my prayers....Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Terri Carter - St. Clair Shores, MI

“I love you and miss you so much Uncle Tim. Rest easy, I will see you one day soon. ”
31 of 32 | Posted by: Emily Carter - Winchester, VA

“RIP Tim, you will definately be missed by all especially your twin sister, Terri Jean and your older siblings as well. ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: Amy Mantel - Rogers City, MI


Timothy F. Carter, age 40 of Warren, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. He was born on July 3, 1973 in Detroit, the son of Henry and Bonnie (nee: Walbridge) Carter.

With thanks & praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Tim for his service to our country and the bravery shown in defense of our freedoms. Serving from 1992 thru 1996 in the U.S. Marine Corps, Tim's area of command was with the 2nd Maintenance Battalion where his specialty was that of an Electrical Equipment Repairman. He received numerous decorations to include a National Defense Medal, a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and a Meritorious Mast, and Marksman badges for his expertise with both rifles and pistols. We honor Tim for his willingness to stand in harm's way on our behalf,…especially at what was such a sensitive time, and in a world that was changing daily. For the call to duty he so proudly served, we are thankful for the liberties we enjoy today because he stood strong and true as a patriot does.

Tim was a dedicated employee of Superior Materials in Sterling Heights where he served as one of their cement truck drivers. When he wasn't working, Tim lived for those sunny days when he could fire up the motorcycle and head out on the open road with that special sense of "freedom" that only bikers can understand. Road trips were also special for another reason as it gave Tim the opportunity to chat with all his CB buddies. A lover of the world of CBer's, he truly enjoyed the unique and fraternal banter he shared over the radio waves with his truckin' brother's.

Like most guys, he loved his sports, too. Not particularly bound to any one team or venue, Tim simply enjoyed the whole competition aspect. As for the personal sports he indulged, nirvana for Tim meant spending a sunny day on the links…in search of that elusive hole-in-one! He loved to golf and enjoyed the serenity and peacefulness of a well-landscaped course.

Another of his sporting pleasures was found in his love of hunting. There was always something special about escaping the concrete jungle and heading up to the Manistee area, to his cousin Larry's house, where wild game was in abundance,…and often became targets for his sights. Whether deer, pheasants, or any variety of edible Michigan varmints, Tim's skills with firearms came in quite handy.

And yes,…Tim had a softer side as well, which was never more evident than when he was with his "best friend, Sammy!" And for the most part, the two were inseparable. Sammy was his furry, four-legged friend, a mix of Chocolate Labrador Retriever & Pit Bull, who was his shadow at every opportunity. Given the breed, Tim referred more affectionately to Sammy as his "Pitador." It's been said that, often, a man's dog is a reflection of himself,…and this couldn't be more true than in the relationship shared between Tim & Sammy. With that "edge" that a Pit Bull infuses,…coupled with the warmth, compassion and friendliness that a chocolate Lab brings to the mix,…could there have been a more perfect match, or a better description of either of them???

Yet Tim's compassion knew no bounds and was unselfishly shared with all those special people in his life. He had a heart of gold and was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back if needed. His younger days were filled with much of the wild, "Sowin' one's oats" kind of lifestyle that most guys can relate to,…until "life happens." And for Tim, the big change came with the birth of his daughter, Reese. It didn't take long for the reality to sink in that he was, now, a "Daddy." Nor did it take long for Timothy to be enveloped by the importance of fatherhood,…a place of esteem and honor that he held close to his heart, and shared with Reese unconditionally.

To his Amy and Reese, he was their everything! To the extended family who touched his heart, he brought an immense portion of love and care. Gone far too soon from our presence, we can hopefully take comfort in believing that God has simply re-appointed Timothy. From family member or friend,…to that of our Guardian Angel,…he's still going to be watching out for us…from his Heavenly Home. Go Rest High, Dear Brother!

Tim was the beloved fiancé of Amy Davenport, his sweetheart & soulmate for the past 15 years. His daughter, Reese will remember him as the loving & doting father that held her close. He is also survived by several other loving family members.

Visitation for Tim will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd from 3-9pm, with a 7pm Eulogy Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the family.

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