David Hedrick Carte, of Slaty Fork, died Thursday, November 4, at home.
Born June 2, 1981, he was a son of Joyce Potter Carte, of Oak Hill, and the late Gene Carte, Jr.
David grew up in Oak Hill and was a graduate of Oak Hill High School. He graduated from Johnson and Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island, with a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary nutrition.
At the time of his death, he was the chef/food service manager at Old Spruce Brewery on Snowshoe Mountain. He previously owned The Fiddlehead at Slaty Fork and was Chef Dave at Elk River Restaurant and Inn in Slaty Fork.
Remembered by friends and co-workers for his laugh, his sincerity, his kindness and his humor, David was a talented chef, a loyal friend and an exceptional individual who will be missed by all whose paths he crossed.
His father, Gene Carte, Jr. preceded him in death in 2010.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Clint Carte, of Charleston; stepmother, Ann Hosey Garcelon, of Charleston; and stepson Gavin Malcom-Carte, of Slaty Fork.
A celebration of David’s life will be held in late spring at Carte’s Summertyme on the Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County.