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William "Bill" Porter Cart, Jr.

William "Bill" Porter Cart, Jr.
  • April 24, 1922 - August 30, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • American Cancer Society
    5900 Core Road, Suite 504
    North Charleston, SC 29406
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Roper Hospice Cottage
    676 Wando park Blvd.
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Grace Church Cathedral
    98 Wentworth Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“Billy was truly one of the all-time greatest gentleman. He was not only a close, genuine friend of my parents, but to us all and will fondly be...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Patty Harleston Bott

“Prayers, love and condolences to the Cart family ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sissy Manucy

“Proud to have known you...RIP Bill... ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Herb Mallard - Acquaintance

“Dear Francie, Allie and Penny,Hold on to the memories In your hearts and he will Be with you always!! Many fond memories of time spent on Friend...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Beth Northcutt Walker

Once a Marine, Always a Marine. “Whenever I become aware that another Marine has answered his last muster, I am reminded by words in our Marines' Hymn that tells us, the streets of...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Another Marine Marine - SC

“I will never forget the day Cathy and I were able to take daddy to the Yorktown to see the ship. We had first class treatment compliments of Mr. Bill...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: JoAnn Jarman - Georgetown, SC

“Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Spielvogel send heartfelt condolences to family of our beloved friend and dinner companion at The Palms. It was a blessing to...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sandra Spielvogel - Mt.Pleasant, SC

“Bill was a wonderful “across our pond” neighbor. He always made it a point to yell across when he would see me in the yard. I will always...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Donald & Kathy D’Amaral


William "Bill" Porter Cart, Jr., 98, died peacefully on August 30. A third generation Charlestonian, Bill attended the Citadel as a member of the class of 1944, "the class that never graduated". After his first two years, he enlisted in the armed services and served as a USMC pilot in the South Pacific during WWII. After the war, he worked in the family jewelry business and later held several sales positions.

Mr. Cart was predeceased by his first wife, Alice Sprunt Cart, his second wife, Barbara Waring Cart and a daughter, Mary Porter Cart. He is survived by daughters Francie Miller (Bill), Allie Parker (Sonny), Penny Williams (Mike), stepchildren Susan Koch (Tim) and Jimmy Waring (Lisa). His beloved grandchildren are Fran Miller Cote (David), Tripp Parker (Mary), Ashley Parker Lance (Brad), Christopher Williams (Tiffany) and 10 loving great-grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC, 29406, Roper Hospice Cottage, 676 Wando park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464 or Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401.