of Little Rock, AR
July 14, 1932 - July 25, 2022
Jerry Lee Carter, M.D., age 90, of Little Rock, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2022. He was born July 14, 1932 in Jonesboro to Odessa Higginbotham Carter and LeRoy Carter.Jerry graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1954 where he was a member of Sigma Chi. It was there that he was nicknamed Moonman because he owned an Oldsmobile Rocket 88.Jerry began his career in Phillips Co, Arkansas where he owned a cotton gin and a chemical and seed company. At the age of 34, Jerry became ill with Guillian-Barr syndrome, which left him completely paralyzed. During his illness, he promised God that if He would heal him, he would go to medical school so that he would be able to help as many people as possible. Jerry was healed and he kept his promise to God and continued to practice Family Medicine until he was 77 years old.Jerry was a member of Little Rock's First Baptist Church. He was an avid Razorback fan and coin collector. He loved to play duplicate bridge and travel. In his younger years, Jerry loved to play basketball, football, tennis, golf, water ski, snow ski and bowling.Jerry is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mrs. Betty Swihart Carter; three children, Jerry Lee Carter, Jr. (Gerry), Teresa Murphy (Joe) all of Little Rock and Brent Carter (Amy) of Heber Springs; three grandchildren, Patrick Murphy (McKenzie), Brittany Holt (Jayme) and Alex Layrock; five great-grandchildren, Sawyer Murphy, Sutton Murphy, Sullivan Murphy, Stella Holt and Beau Holt. He is also survived by one brother, Bill Carter.Funeral services will be at 4:00pm on Friday, July 29, 2022, in the Chapel of Little Rock's First Baptist Church. A visitation will begin at 3:00pm. A private family graveside service will be held at another time at Cleburne County Memorial Gardens and will be officiated by Mark Matthews.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203 and/or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Dr. Carter was my families physician for many years. He was a kind and caring doctor . He always made you feel like you were the only person he saw that day. He was a vital part of the community and will be missed.
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I’ll be missing you. Xoxo
Jerry will be missed. He was a good friend and cousin.Our Love, LaVelle and family
Jerry was a fine man and a wonderful, caring physician. I was proud to know and work with him. May God bless and comfort his family and loved ones with wonderful memories.
We r so sorry about the psssing of Dr. Carter. He was our doctor and friend for many years and was such a wonderful person. He met us at his office on a Sunday when I called him and was very sick. We will never forget that and will always remember him. There will never be another Dr. Carter here but how happy heaven must be now! Prayers for your family🙏🙏
BettyThinking of you and your family during this time
Please accept our sympathies and condolences. A lifetime of your wonderful years together will help you heal. Remember your Bridge friends on Eden Isle are here for you.
Rest In Peace Doc. I enjoyed our time spent as a new diabetic and the stories about your time in Medical School. You helped me a lot. Thanks………..Colonel (Ret) Glenn Eddins.
Dear Betty and Family, we want express our love and prayers for you, and the family. Dr. Jerry Carter was an outstanding Physician. We always felt safe in his hands. He took great care of our whole family. He was sweet, kind and had a great manner with his patients. George, and I talk about him all the time. He led an outstanding life, and we were proud to know him. May he Rest In Peace.🙏🙏🙏 with love, and graditude, Sherry&George Runk
Jerry, Teresa and Brent, I am so sorry about your precious dad. I loved Dr. Carter so much. He gave me the opportunity to work with him years ago. I had no experience and he took a chance on me, that most employers would not have, due to not being qualified at that time. It was my first job in the real world. He was a wonderful boss and friend. I will never forget all he did for me. I will be praying for all of you.
Love to all the Carter family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences, of necessity, are not in person because we are both in recovery mode for Covid. Bill and Anita Russell
Brent and Family, so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Praying for you entire family during this difficult time.
Jerry, you will be missed by so many and I am one of the many.