Steven Bainbridge Carter

February 12, 1964 - June 8, 2009
Steven Bainbridge Carter

Steven Bainbridge Carter, 45 of Wilmington passed away Monday June 8, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his mother Doris Ann McCumbee Carter, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Hebron McCumbee, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Carter, Jr., and uncle Billy McCumbee.

Steve is survived by Michelle Presnell and Zackary Presnell, father Dr. and Mrs. Donald B. Carter, brothers Will and Ben Carter of Kalamazoo, MI, uncles Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Jon Michael Carter of Raleigh, and Bobby McCumbee, aunts Mildred Prince of Tabor City, Mae Clemons, and Lillie Gray Strickland both of Loris, SC., cousins Jon H. Carter and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Carter, and a number of cousins and extended family.

He was a 1982 graduate of Tabor City High School. Steve earned two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations from UNC Chapel Hill. While attending college, Steve played football for the UNC Tarheels as a walk-on. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and a Veteran of the US Army. He was active member of the local Disabled American Veterans.

Steve was a member of Lifepoint Church where a memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 27, 2009, 740-B S. College Road (behind McAlister’s)

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the local DAV.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • June 18, 2009
    Jon Horne Carter says:
    Steve was one of the gentlest souls I have ever known. Through all of his struggles, his desire to help others around him never wavered, and even intensified the more that Steve himself fell upon personal hardship. It is both his humility and his determination not to give up that make Steve the extraordinary person he was. His loss hits me hard, though I am comforted in knowing that the last few years have been among the happiest of his life. We'll say goodbye to him knowing that, for having been close to him, the spirit of Steve's self-sacrifice lives on in each of our own lives.

  • June 17, 2009
    Christina Sornito says:
    Sending my warmest regards and sincerest condolences on your loss.

  • June 22, 2009
    James M Buffkin says:
    I was saddened to hear about Steve's passing. I had not seen or heard from him since we worked together at the old United Carolina Bank some years ago. He was a great guy who has left us way too early.

  • July 11, 2009
    William & Beth Cartrette says:
    We are saddened to hear of Steve's passing. We attended TCHS and graduated together. He often "kept us in stitches" as he relayed "everyday," common-place stories to us at lunch. He had a great sense of humor and could make you laugh hysterically about the simplest of things. We have often retold those same stories to our daughters who, too, bend over in uncontrollable laughter. He was a good friend and had a gentle, kind spirit.

  • June 22, 2009
    Charles Coley says:
    Steve was my fraternity brother at UNC in 1986. He was a good friend, and will be greatly missed.