Jerry Dale Carter, 48, son of Vernon and Fredna Cook Carter, was born Aug. 27, 1959, at Jacksonville, Fla. He died May 9, 2008, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston after suffering a heart attack.

Mr. Carter lived most of his life in Texas County. He graduated from Salem High School in 1977 and was a long-haul truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Cindy Lou Arnett and Janice Renee Canida; and his grandfather, Charles Carter.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy Sprague of Trenton, N.J.; his parents; six children, Kristina Westerman and Kristopher of Salem, Krystal Fisher and Wendy of Branson and Devin and Kevin of Houston; three siblings, Jack of Battlefield, Terry of Springfield and Vernica of Houston; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services were May 14 at Souls Harbor Family Worship with the Rev. Cordie Wimberley officiating.

Memorials may be made to The Animal Shelter of Texas County in care of Evans Funeral Home.

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