Truman Carter, II
May 04, 1963 – October 16, 2014
Picture Source: Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo, MS.
A service of Celebration, with full law enforcement honors, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors Chapel. Sheriff Jim Johnson and Chaplain Buster Wilson officiating. Burial in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., today, Saturday, October 18, 2014 and from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., service time Sunday, October 19, 2014, all at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. The service will be live streamed Sunday by accessing hollandfuneraldirectors.com/live stream
Pallbearers, Sheriff Johnson and fellow deputies on his shift, Casey Bruce, A. J Dillard, Michael Patterson, Jason Putt, Terry Robinson and Mitchell Bridges. Honorary pallbearers, Colleagues and Associates from the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement friends.
Services Provided By Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo, MS.
Tupelo, MS – Truman L. Carter, II, longtime beloved Lee County Deputy Sheriff and all around good man, approached his notification of pancreatic cancer 9 months ago with a positive approach saying, “whether I go or whether I stay, I’m a winner”. He won the victory at 9:37 AM Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Cancer Centers of America Southeast Hospital in Newnan, Georgia. Truman was born in Amory on May 4, 1963, the son of Bro. Truman Carter, Sr. and Josephine Herndon Carter Howard. He grew up there and in Hamilton, Alabama and graduated from Hatley High School in 1982 where he was Mr. Hatley High and was elected class President on the motto, “the man with the plan to make school cool”. He was a member of the Carnation Baptist Church in Okolona. Truman always wanted to be in law enforcement and, at this death, had been a Deputy Sheriff with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for 19 years winning numerous citations and awards. He was tough but compassionate and drew high marks for his service to his fellow man. Truman was a born musician, songwriter and performer. He loved entertaining, playing guitar and bass guitar and singing in Church. He enjoyed fishing, loved the area’s fish eateries and was a great southern storyteller and avid conversationalist. He will be sorely missed by all.
Survivors include his parents: Josephine “Jo” Howard and her husband, Leroy of Hamilton, AL., and Bro. Truman Carter, Sr. and his wife, Linda of Amory, MS.; his daughter, Lindsay Carter of Amory, MS.; his son, Truman L. Carter, III and his wife, Sandy of Girard, OH.; 2 sisters, Debra Faith Kuykendall (John) of Amory, MS., and Rhonda Lejean Sloan (Bobby) of Fort Walton Beach, FL.; 12 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Carter in August of 2012; and his grandparents.
Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s Memorial Bibles, P. O. Box 2647, Tupelo, MS. 38803 or to Mallorie Conlee Child Abuse Fund, c/o Lee Co. Sheriff’s Dept., 510 Commerce St., Tupelo, MS. 38804.
Obituary Source: Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo, MS.