Doyle Carter, age 77, of Cherry Hill, died Thursday, September 15, 2016 at his home. He was born on Saturday, August 26, 1939 to Lee Roy and Lona Bell Monks Carter in Shady Point, Oklahoma.
Doyle served his country proudly in the United States Army and received an Honorable Discharge. After the service, he became a skilled truck driver; however, he spent most of his life in the operation of heavy construction equipment. In 1982, Doyle started his own excavation business in the Dallas area called Doyle Carter Excavation, Inc. He worked day and night building much of today’s existing Dallas home sites. In 1989, Doyle and his wife Lillian moved to Cherry Hill for retirement. Doyle enjoyed the country life: raising cattle, plowing gardens, fishing, and growing beautiful fruit trees. He also enjoyed talking to people and could make anyone smile. Doyle was a loving, compassionate husband, Daddy, Pawpaw, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, LeRoy and Frank Carter; and one sister, Sylvia Carter.
Doyle is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lillian Carter of Cherry Hill; his son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Doris Carter of Mena; his daughter and son-in-law, Kimberley and John David of Wylie, Texas; two sisters, Bonnie Oertli of Mena and Betty Schuler of Abilene, Texas; six grandchildren, Aaron Carter, Kyle Carter, Krystal Carter, Kacey Carter, John Carter David and Thomas David; eight great-grandchildren, Carter and Peyton Quillin, Addie Carter, Ryker Carter, Lillie and Kailee Carter, Blake Carter and Payten Raeber; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Ray McGregor officiating. Interment will follow at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Cherry Hill under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2-5 P.M.
Pallbearers will be Kirk Carter, Aaron Carter, Kyle Carter, John David, John Carter David and Thomas David.
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