Michael Pressley “Mike” Carter, 74, of Hildebran, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Mike was born July 22, 1949, in Iredell County, to the late Henry P. Carter and Ruby Robinson Carter. He worked as a police officer for the Hickory Police Department for thirty-two years, until he retired in 2001. Mike was a pilot as well and loved to fish, go to the firing range, and vacation in the mountains. He was a true patriot and loved his country dearly.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Melvin Carter, and Donald Carter; and sister, Sylvia Carter.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristyn Phipps and husband Patrick; and granddaughters, Brienna and Lizzy.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese with Pastor Paul Kidd officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior, from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Women’s Resource Center, P.O. Box 1608, Hickory, NC 28603.

Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Carter Family.