Larry Neal Carter
Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:21am Staff
CACHE Funeral for Larry Neal Carter, 68, Cache, will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Whinery-Huddleston Chapel with Sam Hutchinson officiating.
He died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in his home in Cache with family members at his side.
Burial with full military honors and masonic rites will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin.
Larry was born Aug. 25, 1945, in Ruleville, Miss., to Audie Sudduth and Grady Adams Carter. He was raised in Roundaway, Miss., where he attended the local schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the field artillery for over 22 years, until his retirement. While serving in the army, he received many decorations and honors to include: Meritorious Service Medal with 1st Oak Leaf, Army Commendation Medal with 1st Oak Leaf, Good Conduct Medal 7th Award, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Four Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon-3, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon-2, Three Overseas Service Bars, and Expert Badge Rifle M-16. He served two tours of combat in Vietnam. He was stationed in overseas assignments, including Germany, and many stateside assignments, including Fort Sill, which became home. After his military retirement, he attended Cameron University earning a degree in business administration. He later worked at C2 Technology, that developed flight simulators for the Department of Defense. He loved anything that needed oil or grease. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting outdoors. He always had a beautiful garden and he loved to collect anything that held his fancy at any given time. He was a pilot and LOVED to fly. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Wichita Baptist Church of Cache.
He was preceded in death by both parents: Grady and Audie Carter; three brothers: Walter Carter, Rayford Carter and James Carter; and one sister, Barbara Carter.
He is survived by six sons: John Carter and his wife Cheryl, of St Mary's, Ga.; Patrick Carter and his wife Karen, of Tega Cay, S.C.; Henry Carter, of Lawton; Frank Carter, of Cache; and Jarius Campbell, and Thaddaeus Carter, both of Hollis; three daughters: Audrey Lawler and her husband Colby, of Lawton; Barbara Jolin and her husband Bobby, of Yukon; and Starr Carter, of Hollis; seven grandchildren; three brothers: Edward Carter, and his wife Frances, of Tennessee; Jerry Carter, of Mississippi; and Marion Carter and his wife Tommie, of Mississippi; three sisters: Patricia Peters, of Mississippi; Betty Sutter and her husband Richard, of Texas; and Deborah Toothman and her husband Curtis, of Texas. He also had many other loving family members, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Larry's online guest book may be signed and condolences sent at www.whineryhuddleston.com.