Potomac Chapter ISEE

David W. Carter     January 1, 1944 – September 9, 2020.

David W. Carter

David Warren Carter, 76, of Boyce, Virginia, died Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home. Mr. Carter was born January 1, 1944 in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of the late Warren Smoot Carter, Sr. MD and Madeline Warren Carter.

He was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. Professionally, he was a geologist and owner of Geodrill, Inc.

He married Mary Hawkins on August 30, 1969 in Winchester, Virginia. Surviving with his wife are a son, Daniel J. Carter and his wife, Teresa, of Winchester, VA; a brother, Warren Smoot Carter, Jr. and his wife, Susie, of Winchester, VA; two grandchildren, Alex Carter and Gabriel Carter; and two nephews and one niece. A daughter, Susan Elizabeth Carter, preceded him in death.

A graveside service was held 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 14, 2020 at Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville with Rev. Harry G. Neidig III officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P O Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090, American Diabetes Association, P O Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, and American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

Arrangements were handled by Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville. To view the obituary and send condolences online, please visit www.endersandshirley.com.

Craig Mooney, Potomac Chapter Chairman of the Board and owner of CraigBit, USA, had the following to offer about Dave Carter.

I first met Dave, owner of Geodrill, Boyce, Va, in 1996, and I was fortunate to have numerous conversations with him, and as well, did a lot of listening over the years.

One thing was clear, he had a true passion for our industry and, in fact, was instrumental in the founding of what today is, the Potomac Chapter ISEE. He, along with Dick Wilson, Alan Foster, Charles Greening, Ed McKeever, and I believe Bill Ramsey, met in Leesburg in the early 80’s and formed the Chapter (Many thanks to them all).

In one meeting, which I believe was 2008, we were in Dave’s office and I noticed on the wall, a plaque, which turned out to be the original Charter of the Potomac Chapter and Dave asked me to take care of this piece of history, which today we have it in our archive “

God Bless Dave.

Dave Carter shall be remembered for his efforts and commitment to the Potomac Chapter and the explosives industry.