John W. Carter, 81, of Paris, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born September 28, 1931 in Greenwood, Arkansas to his parents Louis “Dutch” and Elberta “Bertie” (Thomas) Carter. He was a county extension agent for thirty-four years for the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas in Lawrence, Stone and Logan Counties, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member and elder of the Church of Christ in Paris and a member of Kiwanis. His legacy will be his children and grandchildren who were his pride and joy.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Louis “Dutch”and Elberta “Bertie” Carter and a sister, Janell Gordon.
John is survived by his wife, Betty C. Carter to whom he was happily married for over sixty years; daughters, Paula Carter Hartz of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Janice Vernon of Dallas, Texas ; sons, Stan Carter of Batesville, Arkansas and Doug Carter of Paris; grandchildren, Zach Vernon, Anna Vernon, Chris Carter, Beth Ramey, Kirsten Hartz, Julia Hartz, Cruse St. Clair, Brandon St. Clair and Abbie Carter and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6:00- 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris
Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Church of Christ in Paris with Kevin Heavin and Dale Vernon officiating with burial in Highland Cemetery in Ozark, Arkansas under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
Pallbearers will be Zachary Vernon, Chris Carter, Perry Ramey, Cruse St. Clair, Brandon St. Clair and Grayson Halladay.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Young, Howard Young, Tommy Koch, Larry Koch, Dr. James Burgess, Harold Woody and Jerome Neal.
Memorials may be made to Church of Christ 406 E. Short Mountain Street, Paris, AR 72855 or Logan County Library, 100 E. Academy St., Paris, AR 72855
He will be remembered for his sense of humor, and his godly character as he walked with the Lord.