Richard Terrell “Popcorn” Carter

August 17, 1952 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Richard Carter Obituary

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”-2 Timothy 4:7. 

ON AUGUST 17, 1952 in Shubuta, MS, Richard “Popcorn” Carter was born to the late Lee Andrew and Mary Alma Carter. At an early age, “Pop”, as he was affectionately known, joined Sweet Pilgrim United Methodist Church. 

Pop’s early educational years were spent at Shubuta Elementary School. He then went to Shirley Owens, and upon integration, Quitman High School, where he graduated in 1971. He had a love for baseball and was awarded “Best Defensive Player” in 1971. 

Pop joined the United States Army in June of 1978. Following the Army, he became employed in the oil field industry and later became a truck driver until he retired. Beyond his truck driving career, he served on the board for the Town of Shubuta as an alderman and later became the mayor in 2013.  He was very passionate about his hometown of Shubuta, MS. 

Pop was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother, Carrie Carter; his daughter Shyketla Carter-Datcher; two brothers:  Johnny Carter and Charles Carter, and two nieces, Toria Hoze and Sheila Carter. 

Left to mourn his passing and to forever cherish his memory are his five children:  Lewis Whittaker, Richard (Nekeshia) Carter, Nakeena Carter, Relanda McFarland and Keontae Carter; his brother:  Kevin (Diane) Carter of Canton, MS; three sisters:  Patricia Ann Hoze of Shubuta, MS, Sherry McFarland of Meridian, MS, and Chundra (Oscar) Blakley of Waynesboro, MS. He also leaves 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. 

Funeral services will occur Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM at New Vision Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery in Shubuta. 

There will be a viewing period Friday, October 13, 2023, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard Terrell “Popcorn” Carter, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Richard Terrell “Popcorn” Carter?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Richard's memory.


October 13, 2023

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Turner Funeral Home
402 South Spring Street
Waynesboro, MS 39367

Funeral Service
October 14, 2023

11:00 AM


© 2023 Turner Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility