WILLIAM AUGUSTIN CARTER
William Augustin Carter passed away on the morning of Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Sacramento, California. William was born to Mary and Augustin Carter on September 18, 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
William attended school in the New Orleans area. At the age of 17, he joined the United States Air Force and served for four years. Sometime after his return to stateside, he met and married the love of his life, the late Dorothy Sullivan, and to that union was born two children, Barbara Jean and William Augustin Jr.
He was a singer and sung with several groups performing in the New Orleans area including the Tobasscos, and recorded with Huey Smith and The Clowns, and John Williams and the Tick Tocks. He loved jazz, good cooking (his own), and being a truck driver. If you ever visited William at his own place, you would hear jazz and the television going on at the same time, and if he wasn’t cooking, he would often be found playing solitaire for hours on the computer. He liked to ride his bike and rode his bike into his 70s. He also prided himself in knowing how to swim. He liked to dress, and a hat completed his look. Although William was a loner, he loved being around his children and grand- children.
William accepted Christ at an early age, and later in life, relocated to Sacramento to be close to his children and grandchildren. He joined the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church where his family attended, and later united with St. James Holy Missionary Baptist Church of Sacramento and participated in the Brotherhood.
William was preceded in death by his father, Augustin Carter; mother, Mary (Carter) Parret; step-father, Nelson Parret; brother, Joseph Dillon Sr.; sister, Roberta Cecile (Mary Ann) Carter Dayries.
William leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Barbara (Robert) Fisher; son, William (Sherrita) Carter Jr.; eight grandchildren; Melanie Brantley, James Brantley, Ashley Carter, Brandon Carter, Jacelyn Carter, Sevon Carter, MacKenzie Carter, Elijah Carter, and four great grandchildren; Brandon Lee-Gowans, Chance Gowans, Sa’Mya Brantley, and Jamari Brantley; sisters; Matilda Parret Growe, Naomi Parret Bright, Nellie M. Parret; a God-daughter, Laurin Parret, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.