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Texas County, Oklahoma

Elmhurst Cemetery

©Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home

Submitted by: Nyree Coffman

Garry L. “Saint” Carter
December 5, 1952-November 1, 2021

Garry L. “Saint” Carter, 68, lifelong Guymon resident passed away Monday morning, November 1, 2021, at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County.
The son of Karmit Mansfield and Bertha Corrine (Weikle) Carter, Garry Lee Carter was born December 5, 1952, in Guymon. He attended the Guymon school system, graduating with the GHS Class of 1971.
Garry was married to his school sweetheart, Dianna Kay Hill on July 30, 1971, in Guymon. Garry worked as a professional truck driver for 43 years, with the last 18 years with Poole Chemical of Texline, Texas. He loved spending time fishing, playing corn hole, jeeping and camping with family. He simply enjoyed any time with family he could get. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Garry touched many lives and would give the shirt off his back and help anyone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha and Kenneth Bales and Karmit Carter; three brothers: Donald Carter, Karmit “Butch” Carter and Jerry Bales; sister-in-law, Gwen Searcy and one great grandson, Brynton Ridley.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Dianna Carter of Guymon; one son, Garry Lee Carter, Jr. and wife, Shellie of Guymon; one daughter, Tisha and husband, Cleet Blasingame of Hardesty; one brother, Kenneth Wade Bales of Guymon; two sisters: Betty Louise Carter of Beebee, Arkansas and Debbie and husband, Mike Rudolph of Kansas; one brother-in-law, Jesse Searcy of Guymon; and two sisters-in-law, Ollie Carter and Paula Bales both of Guymon. Garry is also survived by his five grandchildren: Brittany and William Bridges of Guymon, Jordan and Christa Carter of Oklahoma City, Katlyn and Alonso Hidalgo of Texhoma, Theoline and Bradley Miller of Weatherford, OK and Zoey Hegwood of Hardesty; eight great grandchildren: Aleksa, Konnor and Khylan McDowell of Guymon, Victoria Haggard of Oklahoma City, Chloe Carter of Guymon, Daleyza, Ayviana and Taylahni Hidalgo of Texhoma; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
The family will greet friends at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home on Thursday evening, November 4th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning, November 5th at 10:00 a.m. at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Tyler Arends and retired Pastor Mark Westcoatt officiating. Interment will follow at the Elmhurst Cemetery. Services are under the care of the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

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