Celebrating the Life of Vincent W. Carter, Jr.
Vincent William Carter, Jr., the second of five children born to the Blessed Union of the late Vincent William, Sr., and Peggy Carter, was born on February 25, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Outside of the five siblings with his parents he has an additional sister. He accepted Christ at an early age at the First Baptist Fellowship Church in Cumminsville.
April 6, 1968 Vincent was united in holy wedlock to Helena Whittaker. To this union two children were born, Rodney and Renee Carter.
Vincent attended Hughes High school and Courter Technical trade school completing his Electrician CTC. He enjoyed boxing at the gym in Millville Center. He was employed at the Cincinnati Zoo and later he worked with his brothers Norman and Donnie at the “Carter Brothers” painting business.
In 1976 Vincent was hailed a hero by the City of Cincinnati when two robbers ran into a bar with guns to rob it. A bullet ricocheted hitting him in the arm while shooting back to protect two women and the barmaid; always putting himself in harm’s way while protecting others.
Vincent was a ‘ray of sunshine’ wherever he went, never a stranger to anyone. He was “1” of the few Rocks in our family, always giving a helping, but stern-hand in raising many of his nieces and nephews. We all had endearing names for him but he was best known as ‘Head’ by his family.
He was very family oriented. Every year he would bring in the New Year with our family traditions at his older sister Brenda’s house. He helped coordinate family gatherings, reunions and get-togethers, showing up to the majority of them. He whole-heartedly believed in keeping our Carter” bloodline together.
Vincent loved watching the games with his brother Cecil along with their back-n- forth banter and name calling that they understood and loved about each other. Lord knows, he loved playing his numbers, always winning BIG $$.
Now Vincent always remembered everyone’s birthday singing Happy Birthday over the phone even though he couldn’t carry a tune. His lively, party spirit always had to be part of ‘The Crew’ and the ‘Life of the Party’!! Hearing him say to any one of us… “aww nigga/negro” at any given time …if he felt you were out of order will also, truly be missed.
Vincent was called home to be with the Lord, April 2, 2020 at 7:56 a.m., at Christ Hospital. Vincent was preceded in death by his parents Vincent and Peggy Carter, brother, Donnie L. Carter, Sr., brother-in-law, John Hampshire, Jr. and nieces Effie Bolden-Carter and Kieara Duncan.
Vincent leaves to cherish his memories his three sisters, Brenda Hampshire, Oakwood, OH, Anita Yett, Cincinnati, OH, Tina Whiting (Jason), Lexington, KY, and brother, Norman Cecil Carter (Sheila), Cincinnati, OH;
His children Rodney Carter (Schanell) and Renee Clark (Herman); grandchildren Tony, Jessica, Devaughntay, Raneisha, Rodney, Jr., Porshia, Martel, Mersades and Ma-Kiya; five great grandchildren, Meshanti, Phillip, Michael, Isabella and Nyemah, all of Cincinnati; four aunts, three uncles, 21 nieces and nephews, 54 great nieces and nephews and a host of cousins, relatives and many friends.
Vincent you will be truly missed by ALL who loved you in life and whose hearts you touched deeply.
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