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Robert W. Carter, age 69 of San Antonio went home to the Lord Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016.

He was born to C.W and Billie Carter in Lawton, Okla. on Nov. 27, 1946. He attended Crooked Oak High School in Oklahoma City marrying his high school sweetheart Rebecca Dyson before enlisting in the U.S. Army and leaving to serve as a medical corpsman during the Vietnam conflict. For his service he was awarded the Bronze Star among other honors.

After being discharged Robert went on to study Civil Engineering at the University of Oklahoma and pursued a lifelong career in the construction industry with 30-year association with Lyda Builders of San Antonio.

He had a passion for racing which included motorcycles, stock car racing, demolition derby, eventually driving race cars and officiating racing events. He incorporated his passion for charity and was instrumental in the establishment of the Respite 500 Mini Grand Prix of San Antonio which became an annual event for years. Robert Carter was a driver, car owner and Texas Pro Sedans Official for most of TPS's 41 years of operation.

Following his baptism in 1990, Bible Study Fellowship became an important part of his Christian walk.

His retirement enabled him to participate in spending more time with ministry and he totally enjoyed teaching a Sunday School class of two and three-year-old children with his wife at Castle Hills Christian Church.

He retired to his dream of a cabin on the lake, and pursued interests in the outdoors, especially fishing, and kayaking.

HE IS SURVIVED by his wife, Rebecca, daughter Robin Greig (husband Thomas), children Emma, and Ian of Charleston, South Carolina and his father C.W. Carter of San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his mother, Billie M. Craddock.

In June of 2015 he learned that he had cancer and immediately began chemo; he endured without any complaints. Through his faith, cancer gave him the opportunity to witness to others.

A celebration of his life will be held at Castle Hills Christian Church, 6209 West Ave. San Antonio, TX at 10:00 AM on Oct. 1, 2016.

Note: Speakers at the service will include Texas Pro Sedans Driver Mike Knotts and TPS Official Neil Upchurch.

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