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J. R. Carter

August 6, 1909 June 30, 1992
J. R. Carter
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J.R. Carter, well-known Altus Businessman, died June 30, 1992 at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital. He was born August 6, 1909 at San Angelo, TX. He came to Altus and Jackson County 76 years ago with his parents. He graduated from Altus High School in 1928. He married Reba Miller in 1932 and she preceded him in death in 1971. He married Juanita McLinn in 1972.

J. R. had worked for Mr. Jeff Wilson of Wilson Dry Goods before World War II, and he had served at Altus Air Force Base during the War fitting uniforms for our men going overseas. J.R. and Johnnie Diltz purchased Wilsons after Mr. Wilson retired. They moved their location to the Russell Building in downtown Altus. A few years later they established the Surry Shop in Altus Plaza Mall. He was past director of the Altus Chamber of Commerce, Honorary 4-H Club Worker, active with the Cub and Boy Scouts of America, 32nd Degree Mason, past President of Altus Kiwanis and 35 year member and member of the Thomas Street Church of Christ.

Services will be at 10 A.M., Friday, July 3, 1992 at the Thomas Street Church of Christ. Lowell Tims Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include: his wife, Juanita Carter of the home in Altus, OK; one daughter, Carolyn Chandler and her husband Roy of Alexandria, VA; two step-sons, John and Steve McLinn; grandchildren, Carter and Ryan Chandler; step-grandchildren, Gary and Jonathan McLinn.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Reba Miller in 1971; three brothers and two sisters.

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Thomas Street Church of Christ

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