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Billy Joe Carter
1930 - 2015

Billy Joe Carter, 85, passed away Wednesday Oct. 14.

Funeral Services were held at Faith Baptist Church Saturday with cemetery services following at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.

Carter was born March 15, 1930, in Wichita Falls, to W.B. and Myrtle Carter. He received his education in Wichita Falls and in 1951 was drafted into the army to serve in the Korean War. He married (Mickie) Norine Paschal Willis on March 26 1953.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Joni Lynn Peden; his parents W.B. and Myrtle Carter; grandparents A.L. and Margaret Carter, and Lizzie Cushman; Sisters Patsy Howell, Becky Ablia, and Sue Kiser; and brothers Bobby Glen and Jerry Lynn Carter.

Survivors include his wife Mickie (Norine) of Iowa Park; son Marcus B. of Nogal, N.M.; brother Marcus Leroy Carter of Iowa Park; sister Carolyn Black of Clinton, Ill.; grandson, who he and his wife raised, Billy Glen Whitis of Iowa Park; three other grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Iowa Park and was active in the Senior Fellowship there as well. In his early years he worked for Conoco Oil Company before starting his own business in operating heavy equipment and back-hoes. He was a volunteer with the Friendly Door and participated in the meals on wheels program. He was a Mason, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and member of the board of directors for Highland Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Stanley Watson, Shawn Browning, Robert Wheeler, Curt Robbins, Paul Arrington, Jeremy Erskine, Hagen Duncan and Heath Hodges.

Honorary Pallbearers: Billy Glen Whitis, Jack Hodges, and Robert Wilcox.

The family suggest memorials be made to Friendly Door Senior Citizens; Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park; or to the Highland Cemetery Association.

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