George Earl Carter, age 96, passed away July 23, 2014 in Surprise, Arizona. George was born May 25, 1918 in Oakland, California to Earl V. Carter and Alvina W. Metge-Carter. He attended and graduated from Oakland High School following his schooling he began working for the Oakland City Fire Dept. where he worked for several years before suffering a major injury on the job. He later relocated to Oregon where he was able to pursue his further education at the Eastern Oregon College of Education in Le Grande, OR and later the University of Colorado in Ft. Collins. He earned his Bachelors degree in education and began teaching. He had taught in Nyssa, Pilot Rock and Glendale, Oregon. George was one a few who was certified to teach all subjects in the State of Oregon. He was very talented and a master carpenter. He enjoyed woodworking and fabricated archery equipment and other supplies. In 1985 George and Mavis came to Arizona settling in the Wickenburg Area where he worked in prospecting. He and Mavis eventually moved to Congress in 1990. George and served on the Congress Water District Board as Chairman and enjoyed the community and often commented about being a "Congressman" when he told folks where he was from. He is survived by his wife Mavis of Congress/Wickenburg and sons Ken (Dorothy) Carter of Mesa, AZ and Paul (Kathie) of Congress, AZ, 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM with a visitation on Friday, July 25th at Wickenburg Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with interment in the Congress Cemetery.