Funeral Services celebrating the life of Mr. Gary Alan Carter, 72, of West Monroe, LA, will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at the First Baptist Church of Calhoun, with Rev. Neil Everett, Rev. Jimmy Harper, and Purvis Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Crowville Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Carter was born February 23, 1949, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 4, 2021. He worked in the oil field for over 20 years. Mr. Carter then became a barber and retired a second time in 2018. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Calhoun. Mr. Carter enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid sports fan, always pulling for the West Monroe High School Rebels, LSU Tigers, the Astros and the Saints. He was devoted to his family and friends and very well liked. Mr. Carter never met a stranger.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Velma H. Carter and Woodrow Carter.
Survivors include his wife of almost 25 years, Elvin Carter; daughter, Toni Carter of Shreveport; daughter, Marcie Bryson and her husband Mark of Glen Rose, TX; step-daughter, Pam Tanner and her husband Frankie of Downsville; step-son, Stevie Tedeton and wife Brenda of West Monroe; step-son, Kenny Tedeton of Calhoun; 17 grandchildren: Crystal Dillard and husband Jim, Jason Chad Hall, Jason Tanner and wife Tarin, Holly Tanner, Stephanie Morse and husband Andy, Michael Tedeton and wife Clair, Paige Lucien and husband Joey, Cody Carter, Bailey Tisdale, Crissy Blaylock, Sierra Phillips, Gillian Bryson, Jayden Phillips, Garrett Bryson, Jesse Holey, Braydon Holey, and Ledger Holey; 15 great-grandchildren: Caleb Krueger, Carissa Morse, Kimber Brown, Annabelle Tedeton, Lanie Morse, Jace Howard, Emory Brown, Ronon Tanner, Easton Lucien, Bailyn Tisdale, Pyper Grimm, Peyton Lucien, Gaven Evans, July Tedeton, and Baby Lucien; sister, Pam Nobles and husband Buddy of Start; one nephew, Colby Peppers; numerous cousins; and special friend, who was like a son, Johnny Holey and wife Robin all of Delhi.
Pallbearers will be Charles Hodges, Tommy Earl, Jason Tanner, Michael Tedeton, Cody Carter, and Garrett Bryson; Honorary Pallbearers will be Ralph Green, Colby Peppers, and the men of the Sharon Graves Sunday School Class.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Elara Caring Hospice, Dr. Mouhaffel, Dr. Barron, Dr. Olinde, and the numerous nurses and staff who treated Mr. Carter with love. We are so grateful for all of the calls, prayers, visits, foods, gifts, and flowers throughout Gary’s illness and passing.
Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at the First Baptist Church of Calhoun.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mulhearn Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses.
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Mulhearn Funeral Home
West Monroe, Louisiana