Robert Roland Carter (Roland) was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather brother and friend. He went home to meet Jesus on July 11, 2022 at age 82.
He was born to Nathan & Mary Ellen "Bill" Carter on August 3, 1939, in Memphis, TN. He grew up in Memphis, Tn and after graduating high school, he attended Evangel College for a short time where he met Patricia Ann Littlefield. They married August 20, 1960. Together they had 2 children: Todd Roland Carter and Terri Deneen and raised their family in Casper, Wyoming.
Roland loved his family, loved his church, and loved eating out with his lovely wife, friends and family. His hobbies were golf and telling "corny jokes", according to his grandkids.
In his lifetime with his wife he was a telegrapher for the railroad (which moved them to Wyoming), an administrator of a hospital, and a loan officer & VP of a bank. In his latter years after retirement he and Patty moved to Branson, MO where he decided he needed something to do so he drove a school bus for the Branson Independent School District for 5 years, and he even drove a golf cart at the Blackwoods show for a bit until his health wouldn't cooperate any longer.
Roland is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia (Patty), son Todd and wife Andrea and their 4 living children - Jared Carter, wife Courtney, Schuyler Carter and wife Morgan, Stormie Carter Presley and husband Levi, and Jette Carter Housman and husband Luke along with 6 great grand kids - Finleigh, Scarlett, Remi, Mili, Laura Mae and Montana. Also, his daughter Terri and her 2 children - Logan and wife Danielle, and Deneen along with 2 more great grandchildren Ashton & Connor. So in total 6 Grandchildren and 8 Great grandchildren. He has a long and strong legacy. Also survived by his brothers and their spouses - Brad Carter, Guy & Marsha Carter, Gary & Terri Carter and Brother in law and spouse Jay & Linda Littlefield and a plethora of nieces and nephews.
Roland was preceded in death by his brother James Carter, his father Nathan and mother Mary Ellen "Bill". He was greatly loved and respected by his family and friends for his faith in the Lord and commitment to serving Him.
A Funeral will be held for Roland at 10:00 A.M on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Faith & Wisdom Church in Branson, MO. Immediately following the service, friends and relatives are invited to a reception with the family. Burial will be held afterward at Weaver Cemetery in Ozark, MO.