Former Texas Representative Bill Carter of Fort Worth has Died
Written by Dr. Chris Dalrymple   
Saturday, August 04, 2018 02:44 PM

Former state Rep. Bill Carter has died.  He was 89.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday Aug. 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8, at the same location.

Carter served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1984 until January 2003.  A chiropractic legislative friend and father to former TCA State Director Greg Carter, D.C., Rep. Carter was award the Outstanding Legislator Award from the Texas Chiropractic Association in 1995.  

Carter was well known by many and easily recognizable.   Standing 6 feet 4 inches tall with “hands like baseball mitts” he recalls shaking hands once with famed former boxer George Foreman of Houston. He said Foreman did a double take when he saw Carter’s immense hands, and Foreman said: "Hey, you’re the first man I’ve ever seen that has a hand bigger than mine.”

Since 1984, Bill Carter solidly represented the people of his district,  his work and accomplishments in the Texas Legislature touched the lives of all Texans, especially in the area of education, economic development and public safety.  “He was fully loved,” said one long time supporter. “I don’t know that he ever had any enemies.”

The current office space housing the TCA once belonged to Rep. Carter.  He worked closely with the TCA in acquiring the office space located directly across the street from the state capitol.  This chiropractic friend will be missed.