Allen “Wayne” Carter November 27, 1946 - April 26, 2020

Allen “Wayne” Carter, 73, of Swannanoa passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020. He was the son of the late Elizabeth and Orville Carter, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Orr Carter; and by nine brothers and sisters.

Born and raised most of his life in Buncombe County, Wayne attended high school and college in High Point, NC. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a former Quarter Master with the Black Mountain VFW. Wayne retired from furniture manufacturing where he worked as an electrical engineer. In his free time, he enjoyed collecting guns and cars.

Surviving him is a son, Shannon Carter of the home; daughter, Maranda Carter Edwards of Black Mountain; a granddaughter, Kersa Edwards; two brothers, Butch and Tom Carter both of Swannanoa; and a sister, Kathy Poole of Black Mountain.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.


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  1. Sharon Honea says

    Sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. My mom and I worked with him for many years at Drexel. Our thoughts and prayers for all the family.

  2. Teresa. a Fox says

    I’m so very sorry for your loss praying