Carter, a businessman, farmer and member of the Georgia House of Representatives, is also known as the father of former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter (1924). He and his wife, the former Bessie Lillian Gordy, in addition to the former President, were the parents of Gloria Carter Spann, evangelist Ruth Carter Stapleton and Billy Carter.
|Offspring of James Earl Carter and Bessie Lillian Gordy (1898-1983)|
|Jimmy Carter (1924)||1 October 1924 Plains, Sumter County, Georgia, United States|| Eleanor Rosalynn Smith (1927)|
|Gloria Carter (1926-1990)|| |
|Ruth Carter (1929-1983)|| |
|William Alton Carter (1937-1988)|