A TRIBUTE TO TIM CARTER

Tim was born to Ezra S. Carter and Mildred Elizabeth (Lee) Carter, on 31 Aug
1933.  He was blessed with one younger brother, Ezra Carter, Jr.

He spent most of his growing years in Minden, LA, where he graduated from
Minden High School in 1951.  He moved his family to Oklahoma in 1968, where
they resided in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow area for the next 33 years.  In
May of 2001, he returned to Minden to help care for his mother.

After completing high school, Tim served his country in the U.S. Air Force
from 1953-1957, where he trained as a reciprocating and jet engine mechanic.
In 1958, he graduated from DeVry Technical Institute of Chicago, IL, after
studying television and radio servicing and communications.  In 1968, he
graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute of Ruston, LA, earning a B.S.
degree in business administration.  During his lifetime, he worked for Amoco
Production Company in Tulsa, OK and later owned his own bookkeeping and tax
service in Broken Arrow, OK for almost 30 years.

While stationed at Williams Air Force Base in Arizona, he met and fell in
love with June Brown.  They were married on the 3rd of July, 1954, at
Gilbert, AZ, where she had been raised.  They later became the parents of
two children, Renee' and Myke.  In 1976, they were divorced.

Tim was always rather timid, until he began raising a family.  As he became
more outgoing, he learned to be a great organizer of clubs and activities.
He helped organize a square dance club, a CB radio club, an annual Carter
family reunion, a Minden High School class of 1951 reunion, an e-mail list
for the Class of 1951, and much more.

He was a member of many organizations during his lifetime.  He was
especially proud to be involved with the Sons of Confederate Veterans and
the American Legion.  He loved square dancing and was a member of quite a
few square dance clubs.  He was the family historian for the Carter family
and did much of the research on his branch of the DeLoach family.

Tim was a strong, Christian man, who believed in positive thinking.  He
encouraged others to smile and he loved to make them laugh.  He raised his
children with the philosophy that "You can do anything you want to do, if
you want to do it bad enough."  His favorite Bible verse was John 15:7.

In the wee hours of July 28th, 2001, Tim had a massive stroke.  He kept his
chin up and kept the hospital staff and family members laughing throughout
the next three and a half months, before he had another massive stroke and
died on the 14th of November.

Tim never gave up or quit smiling, no matter how hard life became for him.

He was buried near his grandfather, Claud C. Lee, in the Whitehall Cemetery,
near Leton, LA.

Tim was born to Ezra S. Carter and Mildred Elizabeth (Lee) Carter, on 31 Aug
1933.  He was blessed with one younger brother, Ezra Carter, Jr.

 

Baby Tim

Tim with his favorite car, probably on Goat Hill

Tim with his favorite dog, Watch

TIM CARTER A10 US AIR FORCE KOREA

Tim, age 33

WHITEHALL CEMETERY NEAR LETON, LA.

Tim, in his last years