Darrell Robert Carter was born August 7, 1957 to David Dewitt McNair and Deloris Josephine Carter. He attended elementary school in the Chicagoland area and Gage Park High School on the city’s South-Westside.
Darrell enjoyed rollerskating, thought that he could dance, and that he was a “playa” during the early years of his adult life. He had odd jobs around Chicago before relocating to Hermitage, TN, which became home to Darrell in the late 80s.
Darrell became friends with Joyce Redmon and her son, Glenn. Several years later they were married and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Rejoyce. He worked his way up to Treasurer of the Association where they lived in Quail Valley subdivision. He helped teach Sunday school to the children of The Body of Christ Bible Believers church family.
He had taken an interest in HVAC and after several years of working for various apartment complexes around the Nashville community, he decided to get certified. He and Reggie even had business cards printed out for their joint venture as entrepreneurs. Desiring more out of life, Darrell signed himself into rehab at the Samaritan House and completed that program about 10 years ago. He got his life back, got his drivers’ license (God knows Metro had taken at least 7 cars or vans from him over the years), his business, Priestwood HVAC, got underway and he was up and running – a real honest-to-goodness, bonafide business man licensed and bonded; the whole nine yards! We were so proud of him.
Darrell leaves behind to mourn and celebrate his life a truly loving family; daughter, Rejoyce Carter; grandson, Christiyan; sisters, Regina Harvey, Bridgett (Charles) McCraney; brothers, Tyrell, Kerman, and Troy; nephews, Melvin, Aaron F., Major, and Jeffrey; nieces, Marchelle (Duane), Marla, and Tyla; grand nephews, Aaron D., Melvin Everett, Mikeal, Quan, and Elijah; grand nieces, Brittany, Jasmine, Latisa, Alexis, Aarhianna, and Kaidyn; great grand niece, Miracle; uncles, William, Monte; aunts, Audrey, Phyllis, Rosetta, Joyce, Berniece, Moreatha and a host of other relatives, friends and co-workers.
Darrell had so many special friends along his journey, but there are several we would like to acknowledge: Becky Fisk, Charles McTorry, Courtland, Derek Lucas, Emmanuel and Greta Carter, Lalisha Riley, Laurie Douglas, Leon Graves, Lori Wright, Mark Schoneboom, Michael Martin, Vickie Clark, and Vincent Williams.
If anyone was missed, as many times there are, please know that it was not intentional, and we thank you and bless you for your relationship with Darrell.