Michael C. Carter, 72, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 7 2014, in a Chattanooga health care facility. Michael was born on Nov. 11, 1941 in Knoxville, a son of the late Elmer and Ruby Carter. Michael was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Air Force after faithfully serving his country. Michael was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents Michael is also preceded in death by his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Kilgore and Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Carter. Michael leaves behind to cherish his memory one sister Sharon James of Ooltewah; and one brother Steve Carter and his wife Joy, also of Ooltewah. He is also survived by several nieces, nephew, numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends. There will be no formal services however Michael will be interred in Chattanooga National Cemetery. You are encouraged to share a memory of Michael and/or your personal condolences with family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Carter family with his arrangements.