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Rev. F. Carter

October 4, 1954 — September 19, 2018


Rev. F. Wayne Carter, 63, of Paducah passed away at 12:41 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Mercy Health Lourdes. He was a native of Paducah. Wayne was a graduate of Mid-Continent University, Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and received his Master’s of Theology Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He began pastoring at the age of 17 and pastored Southern Baptist Churches and Baptist Churches in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois for 46 years. Wayne was the Senior Ministries Pastor and member of Southland Baptist Temple. Among some of the churches Wayne pastored was, West Fork Baptist Church in Murray, First Baptist Church in Smithland, West End Baptist in Paducah, Ohio Valley Baptist Church in Ledbetter and Hazel Baptist Church in Hazel. Wayne was a Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director and served as Chaplain for the McCracken County Sheriffs Department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time outdoors. Wayne was proud of his family and enjoyed being Poppy to his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Beverly Finnell Carter; sons, Matt Carter and wife, Melanie of Paducah, Stephen Carter and wife, Natalie of Paducah and Aaron Carter and wife Nickie of Benton; six grandchildren, Jessica Strain and husband Colby, Blake Strader, Bailey Strader, Emily Paige Carter, Bethany Carter and arriving in February 2019, Kylie Elizabeth Carter; two great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Wyatt and Sophia Strain; sisters, Debra Ruskey of St. Louis and Vera J. Cunningham of Columbus, Kentucky; mother-in-law, Margaret Finnell of Paducah and several nieces and nephews.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Carter and Ruth Byassee Carter.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Southland Baptist Temple with Rev. Jimmy Franks officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018 at Southland Baptist Temple and after 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Gideons Memorial Bible, Gideons International, P.O. Box 10, Kevil, KY 42053.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah

120 Memorial Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

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Interment following funeral service

6965 Old HWY 45 South

, Paducah, KY 42003

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