Monte Reid Carter
On August 27, 2019, Monte Reid Carter passed away at his home in Austin, Texas at the age of 62. Monte was born on April 4, 1957 to Lloyd and Alberta Carter (Onstank). He attended Knoxville Schools and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1975. He was a voracious reader ever since his childhood, when he began reading encyclopedias at an early age. Monte especially loved history books and seemed to have a photographic memory of anything he read. He also loved listening to NPR and frequently told friends and family about the interesting stories he heard on the radio. He could talk to anyone from any walk of life and made people feel comfortable immediately. He had a wealth of esoteric knowledge about different cultures, music, languages and many other subjects that he learned on his own through books.
Monte was truly a compassionate human being. Despite not having much money, he would see homeless people on the streets and duck into a store and buy them a blanket. He also volunteered at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless and was a true advocate for the clients he served. He was a gifted musician, artist, photographer and furniture maker. He was also a natural storyteller.
Monte was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd and mother, Alberta.
Those left to cherish his memory are the love of his life; Kristin Morris, brother; Lee Carter, sister; Missy Gray (Greg) and several adored nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the homeless shelter of your choice or National Public Radio.
Published on August 30, 2019


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Sep 11, 2019
I'd know Monte for over 30 years. We met when he first moved to Austin, and came to work at Texas Jambs. Not only did we both work there but were also neighbors after he and Kristen bought a home a few doors up from mine. Over the years we stayed in touch, mostly because Monte always called me, and I'm grateful he did. My heartfelt
condolences to his family and all who loved him. I loved him too and will miss him. Goodby dear friend.
Philip Stanley
Sep 03, 2019
Monte was a great neighbor, classmate, and a genuine friend. His musical talent was beyond great, he was loved by everyone who knew him. We spoke together on the phone for the past 5 years. He was so funny, so humble,and very intelligent. I will definitely miss talking with my friend Monte. RIP Monte Carter 🙏🏻.
Esperanza Ybarra
Sep 01, 2019
I am a long-time friend of Kristin Morris and came to know Monte through her. It was nice to know Monte. He was always in good spirits. May he rest eternally in the light. My deepest condolences to Monte's friends and family.
Kayla Davis
Aug 31, 2019
Good bye friend... so sorry family.
Suzanne Johnson
Aug 31, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
Aug 30, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of your brothers' passing.