​​​​​​​Dewayn Carter 1935-2018

Funeral services for Dewayn Hale Carter, 83, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point. Burial will follow at White Rose Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Oneida, Ark. to Annie Hale and Archie Carter.  He grew up in Van where he graduated from high school. 

He received a B.S. from East Texas College and Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin University. 

He began his teaching career in Martins Mill, then taught in Edgewood, Wills Point, Alba-Golden, Mineola, DeSoto and Terrell. 

He coached and taught over 6,000 students through his 43 years and received honors for winning over 500 varsity basketball games. 

He was the line coach for the 1965 Texas State Football Championship football team for Wills Point.

He served two years in the United States Army. He played baseball for the U.S. Third Army Champs at Fort Gordon, Ga..

He dedicated his life to Christ as a teenager. He was a member of Russell Memorial United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board and as a member of the Masonic Lodge #422 AF & AM in Wills Point. 

He enjoyed athletic events, studying the American Civil War, genealogy, gardening and travel.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kelly Carter; his parents, Archie and Annie Carter; brother, G.L. Carter; and sisters Jo Matthews and Patsy Kaster.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nell Carter of Wills Point; daughter, Marla Jones and husband, Randle of the Woodlands; son, Dr. Scott Carter and wife, Melissa, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three grandsons, Christopher, Mitchell and Nathaniel; three granddaughters, Allie, Mattie and Audrey. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

"Please remember me and my family.  My wife Nell, loving, dependable and loyal, she was the wind behind my sail."

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Compassion International, 12290 Voyage Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80921.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Martin, Jack James, Bobby Cannefax, Karl LyBrand, Wayne Langford and Mickey Robertson.  Honorary pallbearers are Roy Rogers, Kirk Evans, Kellis Miller, Tim Sockwell, John Green, John Tiger, Jimmy Lindsey; Matt, Bucky, Pete and Cliff Baker; Mark Murray, Larry Armstrong and Wendell Boozer.