Walter Montgomery Cart ’48

Walter Montgomery Cart ’48, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Sept. 27. Born April 7, 1927, in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late John and Lucile Montgomery Cart. He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Cart Morrison, and his grandson, Henry Robinson Cart. He attended Davidson and the Citadel, and graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Iceland during WWII. He was executive vice president of Eastern Motor Lines until his retirement. From 1979 to 1982, he was co-owner of Crutchfield’s Sporting Goods Store. He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, where he served on the vestry and the Kanuga Conference Advisory Board, Flat Rock. He was a life member of the S.C. Waterfowl Association, having served on the founding board and was a charter member of the Sportsman’s Club. He was a former Rotarian and a life member of Historic Flat Rock, Inc. He was an avid sportsman and conservationist, enjoying hunting, fishing, sailing, and gardening. Other hobbies included traveling, photography, and art. He spent his boyhood summers at Lake Summit, and in later years he especially enjoyed his time there with family and friends. Above all, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his ready smile and the twinkle in his eye. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Donna Robinson Cart, 1140 Partridge Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29302; four children, Emily Cart Cochran (Stuar), Walter M. Cart, Jr. (Elizabeth), A. Robinson Cart (Roberta), and Lucile Cart Boyle (Robert); nine grandchildren, H. Carter S. Cochran, Jr. (Jodie), W. Alexander R. Cochran, Eliza R. Cart, Eleanor G. Cart, Walter Henry M. Cart, Jessie H. Cart, E. Heyward Cart, Lucy M. Boyle, and Robert G. Boyle, Jr.; and two great-granddaughters, Caroline and Kate Cochran. He is also survived by his brothers, John M. Cart (Lynn) and Ben M. Cart (Ella), and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.