MOSSYROCK, WA./ COOLEEMEE, N.C. Carl Franklin Carter, known as "Frank" to most everyone, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, in Mossyrock, Wa. Originally from Davie County, Frank loved living in Mossyrock as it reminded him of his southern small-town roots. He lived on a farm for the last 12 years where, as he liked to say, "There's always something you can do, but nothing you have to do." Professionally, Frank was a renowned expert in the textiles field. After a successful career in New York, he moved to the Seattle area where he eventually co-owned a small sportswear business, never ceasing to amaze everyone around him with his incredible work ethic. Frank was a true gentleman through and through, never missing an opportunity to pay a compliment or help those in need. His large heart was matched equally by his sense of humor: He loved to laugh, was always armed with a joke, and reveled in the absurdities of everyday life. Frank is survived by his brother, Duane; sister, Barb; children, Michael and Kim; four grandchildren, Tyler, Angela, Nicole and Sydney; and his great-granddaughter, Madelyn. A small service of immediate family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Frank would want you to donate to your favorite charity, and then go home and hug your loved ones.