In Loving

Lloyd Alfonso Carter

May 29, 1944 – September 6, 2021

Lloyd Alfonso “Al” Carter was called back to be with the Lord on the evening of September 6, 2021. He passed peacefully surrounded by his family in Ashland, VA.

Al was born to Knight and Blanche Carter on May 29th, 1944 in Goochland, VA. He was the third of five children (1 of 2 brothers and 3 sisters). He had a passion in life for baseball and played often for A.H. Robins at Byrd Park in the late 60s and followed the sport avidly over the years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Carter; and his daughter, Ellen Carter-Matheny. He is survived by Carolyn, his wife of 55 years; children, Ray Carter and Ryan Carter; grandchildren, Marley Carter, Dustin Matheny, and Jessica Carter. He was a light in their lives that could always make them laugh and his memory lives on, cherished by all.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday, September 13 at Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.

Funeral Service


Affinity Funeral Service

Richmond Chapel


Monday, September 13, 2021


11:00 AM

The family will receive friends

one hour prior to the service.

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  1. shannon k mcalister September 8, 2021 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    I love you all .My heart is breaking.

  2. Kristen Carter September 9, 2021 at 10:32 am - Reply

    One thing is for certain: I could not have possibly asked for a funnier father-in-law. Al, your sense of humor will be sorely missed. I love you, I miss you, and I wish I could be there. I’ll be sure to “put my hair up in a ponytail” (as you used to request of me LOL) on Monday in your honor. All my love to the family during this trying time.

  3. Bonnie Burns September 9, 2021 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Al… you were a legend in your own time!!! You will surely be missed

    • Kyle Graves September 10, 2021 at 3:47 am - Reply

      Thank you for helping raise one of the best men I know. Here’s hoping I get to shake your hand on the other side.

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  5. Tammy Shope September 11, 2021 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Al your were one of my daddy’s best friends I grew up hearing your name all the time then I married Kevin and was introduced to you in person man I am gonna miss your stories Carolyn my heart is breaking for you but try to remember all those memories and happy times y’all shared Al I know you are up in heaven making everyone laugh that’s what you did you were a great man I’m gonna miss you praying for the Carter Family love ???

  6. Margaret Johnson September 12, 2021 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Al was a great man. Him and Carolyn always made me fill welcome in there home.l meet them when Ryan was a baby. Me and Ellen was friend l believe Al is with his daughter again. My condolences to the family you’ll will be in my prayers Monday wish l could be there but l am scheduled to work.

  7. Nancy Worrell September 12, 2021 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace Al. My deepest sympathy to the family.. Can’t make it to funeral but my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Nancy and Roy Worrell ( cousin)

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