William Randall Carter, Randy, to all who knew him, passed away peacefully at home in Greeneville, Tennessee, of September 27, 2021 in the care and comfort of his wife, Billie, daughter and son-in-law, Christa and David Noe, son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Jessica Carter, who were joined by dear friends and family in the last weeks to ease his passing. He is also survived by his three grandsons, Gavin Noe, Landon Noe, and Logan Carter, whom he loved and cherished, sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bob Radford of Rockford, Illinois, brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Ruby Carter of Fairview, North Carolina, brother-in-law and his wife, Larry and Brenda Crum, and sister-in-law, Carolyn Hembree, numerous nieces and nephews.\n \nBorn and raised in Rockford, Illinois to the late Harold and Alberta Carter. He was president of his sophomore class at Auburn High School and after transferring, he was also president of his senior class of 1972 at Jefferson High School.\n \nHe was a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served in many facets of the church. Randy was an athlete, teacher, and coach; open-hearted, generous, and attentive to everyone in his care. He worked for the Greeneville School System for thirty years, then in Georgia for the Cherokee County School System before returning to his adopted home, Greeneville, where he had earned degrees from Tusculum College and East Tennessee State University, and where he married and settled down to raise his family. He taught science and physical education at Greeneville Middle School and Eastview Elementary, served as assistant principal, and was middle school girls’ basketball coach and Greeneville High School baseball coach for many years.\n \nHe continued to play baseball through the 2020 season and over the course of his life was a mainstay of leagues in Greene County, Atlanta, Knoxville, and Asheville, and a touring team, The Blue Ridge Rangers. He is remembered by his teammates as, “A great baseball man and an even better person.”\n \nThe family will receive friends Friday, October 1, 2021 from 4-7 at Jeffers Funeral Chapel at Afton. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7pm. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 10am in Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Tammy Greene will officiate. Family and friends will meet at Jeffers Funeral Chapel in Afton, Saturday at 9am to go in procession to the cemetery.\n \nThe memorial service will be streamed live on the Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service Facebook page.\n \nIn lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society dedicated to research. www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html \nTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of \nWilliam Randy Carter, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.