Leroy Carter, 85, of Hamden, entered eternal rest on May 2, 2017. He was the widower of Gloria Winiferd High Carter.

Mr. Carter was born in Camden, SC on May 5, 1931, a son of the late Aaron Carter and Rose Lee Bynum Carter.

Prior to retiring, he was employed at the former U.S. Repeating Arms as a Machine Operator. Mr. Carter served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He leaves to cherish loving and lasting memories, sons, Donald L. Carter and Clayton L. Carter (Lori); two grandchildren, Gloria Joi Cresent Carter and Helena Mariah Bailey Carter; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Carter Covington; and brothers, Willie and Thomas Carter.

A celebration of Mr. Carter’s life and legacy will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Webster St., New Haven. Viewing will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park.