Funeral services for Dewayn Hale Carter, 83, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, November 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.
Dewayn Hale Carter was born October 16, 1935 in Oneida, Ark to Annie Hale and Archie Carter. He grew up in Van, Texas 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 Martin's 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 for Wills Point.
Dewayn served two years in the United States Army. He played baseball for the U.S. Third Army Champs at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Dewayn 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 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, NC; three grandsons, Christopher, Mitchell and Nathaniel, and 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."
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Compassion International, 12290 Voyage Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 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.