Carter William Davis, loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend passed away on July 5, 2023 with his mom and dad by his side. Carter fought valiantly for four months against a rare disorder called Secondary HLH. He was courageous and strong, and although he beat Secondary HLH, his little body didn’t have the immune system to help him be victorious against an aggressive infection he acquired while recovering from his HLH treatment.\n\nCarter was born on December 28, 2019 to his parents Brianna Neilson and Zane Davis. Carter had an incredible smile and he loved to laugh. He teased and joked with everyone around him, and he ran away from anyone trying to catch him while laughing his heart out.\n\nCarter was always on the move and hardly ever sat still. On the rare occasion he was sitting, you could find him watching YouTube videos of zombies, skeletons, or anything spooky and scary. One of his most favorite things to do was sit next to his grandpa Todd while he played video games, shooting zombies, eating his favorite food - popcorn. Carter loved Halloween and would walk around the house carrying a pumpkin bucket to “trick-or-treat”, filling his bucket with any candy he could find - all year long.\n\nCarter had an inseparable bond with his little brother, Anders. He taught Anders everything he knows and passed down his love for “zombie hunting” and shooting toy guns. Carter’s toy gun collection rivaled a small military arsenal. He taught Anders how to run fast and jump high, how to climb stairs and open the pantry door to get snacks. Carter’s voice still echos throughout the house saying “Anders!!!!” whenever he was upset with Anders or if Anders wasn’t doing exactly what Carter wanted. \n\nCarter enjoyed being outside more than anything. He loved running through the grass and going down slides. He especially loved swimming in grandma and grandpa’s pool. \n\nCarter endured many treatments, and too many trips to the hospital to count. One of the only things that motivated Carter to stay strong through his treatments was knowing he could get french fries from McDonald’s on his way home. That boy LOVED french fries and yelled from the back seat in the car, “french fries!” whenever he saw a McDonald’s restaurant. \n\nWhile Carter’s life was cut way too short, we are grateful for the countless memories he helped us create. His laugh and smile will live on forever. Every time we see a McDonald’s or pop some popcorn, we will be reminded of how perfect he was. Carter, we are honored to be your parents and you will continue to influence our family until we can all meet again. We love you more than you can imagine. Thank you for teaching us how to be strong, patient, and how to find the rainbows in the storms. We will always love you…keep protecting us from all the zombies. \n\nCarter is survived by his mom and dad, Brianna Neilson and Zane Davis; his brother, Anders; his grandparents Todd and Kristy Neilson and Kae Davis; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Carter is preceded in death by his grandpa Rikk Davis.\n\nFuneral services for Carter will be held Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary (1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, UT 84095). A viewing will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the same location. Burial services will follow the services on 7/13 at Wasatch Lawn. \n\nA special thank you to the many doctors and nurses at Primary Children’s Hospital who cared for Carter during his illness.