Harold R. Carter, 85, construction firm founder

January 29, 2004

Harold R. Carter, founder and owner of a Baltimore construction company who was also a community activist, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Jan. 22 at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Randallstown resident was 85.

Mr. Carter was born and raised in Farnham, Va., and earned a bachelor's degree in industrial education in 1939 from Virginia State University in Petersburg.

He moved to Baltimore in the early 1940s, and after working for several construction companies, established Carter Construction Co., a residential builder, in 1960. He retired and closed the business in 1993.

Mr. Carter had served on the board of the Liberty Road Community Council for more than 20 years.

Mr. Carter's first wife, the former Margaret Turner, died in the 1940s. He was married in 1969 to the former Ethel Marie Roots, who died in 1998.

Mr. Carter was an active member of Epworth United Methodist Chapel, St. Lukes Lane and Liberty Road, where services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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