Carter “Nick” Whitman, the only child of the late David Allen and Elizabeth Carter Whitman, died February 22, 2023, in the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Carter was 71 at the time and left this world peacefully, escaping the decline of serious health issues. Nick is survived by too many cousins to name, and caring and loyal friends.
Nick was raised in Massachusetts. After graduating from Winchester High School and a post graduate year at New Preparatory School, he joined the United States Air Force. He served from 1970 to 1976 in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst upon his return. Nick enjoyed a varied career history, and as an avid car enthusiast, retired from DTE Motorsports. Nick spent several years as a generous companion and helper to his aging mother.
Nick grew up visiting the Ragged Mountain Fish and Game Club in Andover, New Hampshire. He moved there as a year-round resident in 2004. He was known as a natural conversationalist, music aficionado, bar-tender extraordinaire, and all-around great guy. His gentle spirit, sincere concern for others, and friendly nature will be missed by all.
Nick’s “home away from home” was Ocracoke Island in North Carolina. His inquisitive nature, ready smile, and involvement made him a local community favorite. On almost all visits since 2014, he would be a guest on WOVV, Ocracoke’s nonprofit community radio station, bringing in a playlist to share with listeners. Carter had a good heart and reportedly gave generously to island nonprofits and scholarship funds.
Arrangements are under the supervision of The Concord Funeral Home in Concord, Massachusetts. A memorial for both Nick and his mother, Elizabeth, is planned for April 22 in Weston, Massachusetts. For those who wish to honor Nick, please consider the Ocracoke nonprofits that were dear to him: The Charlotte Castro Scholarship at Ocracoke School, WOVV, Ocracoke Preservation Society or Ocracoke Alive.