John Paul Carter Sr.

John Paul Carter Sr.

Death 5 Aug 2007 (aged 84)
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 25298545 · View Source
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John P. Carter went home to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully holding his wife and daughter's hand on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.

John was born Dec. 31, 1922. He attended schools in Dallas and Austin. He graduated from Sunset High School in 1940. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, John volunteered to serve in the Army Air Corps. He graduated flight school in 1944 and was sent to California to Chico Air Corps Field for training to fly the P-38.

John's priorities were God, country and family. As a young boy, John joined the Boy Scouts of America and earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout. He met his wife-to-be in the BSA office. They eloped to Rockwall and were married in Methodist Parsonage on March 14, 1942. John was active as an assistant Scout Master at Kessler Park UMC. He later took his family and joined in the building of Southwood UMC where he was treasurer.

In 1967, John and his family moved to Tyler Street UMC where he taught the Anniversary Class for 25 years and the Yeats Class for 15 years. John was president of the Oak Cliff Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Fellow Award. John served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-1946, attaining the rank of captain. He was in the 5th Air Corps, 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group, and was honorably discharged in 1946. John flew the P-38 in the Pacific theater and went in with the occupational forces after the Japanese surrendered.

Upon returning to the United States, John attended SMU where he graduated with a B.A. degree in accounting in 1951. He received his CPA certificate in 1977. John was employed a short time in the Dallas County Auditor's office. He opened his own professional corporation and worked until 2004. After moving from Dallas to Trophy Club in 1985, he volunteered in the organization of the town, working to see that the town was the best it could be. He received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 1997. He was a member of Economics Development Corporation for many years.

John was a devoted husband, loving father and very special Pepaw. He was truly an example of a Christian who lived his life God's way. He never complained or questioned God's plan, even during his illness. He was truly a wonderful gentleman thinking only of others and never of himself.

John was predeceased by his parents, W. Frank and Leah Carter; his brother, William Joseph Carter; and his baby daughter, Sandra Louise Carter.

Survived by his wife of 65 years; two sons; one daughter; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; several cousins; and a host of clients and friends.

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