The Department of Social and Health Services lost one of its division leaders over the weekend. James R. Carter, who was considered the agency’s go-to guy on maintenance, leasing and building-related topics, was director of the Operations Support and Services Division which has more than 400 employees.
Carter was 63 and he died “very unexpectedly” at home, DSHS spokesman Thomas Shapley said. Carter had a previous Army career that earned him the rank of colonel and put him in high-places – including the White House Military Office.
The cause of death, assumed to be health-related, was not yet identified.