Darrell E. (Gene) Carter
Funeral services for Darrell E. (Gene) Carter, 79, of Clarkridge, Arkansas, will be held at 10 a.m. today, June 1, 2022, at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. May 31, with family receiving from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
He died May 27 in Mountain Home.
He was born to the late Norman Carter and Mamie (Blacksher) Strong on Sept. 24, 1942, in Gainesville.
Gene was a Navy veteran and employee of Baxter Laboratories for 36 years.
He enjoyed gardening and owned and operated Northside Produce. He made many friends while going to the farmer’s market, and he especially enjoyed fishing with his sons and grandchildren.
Gene was a member of the 1st Free Will Baptist Church in Mountain Home for over 40 years, where he served as an adult Sunday school teacher, before becoming pastor of the Clarkridge Zion Free Will Baptist Church in 2013.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marveloi; four sons: Bryan Carter and wife Polly of Mountain Home; Eric Carter and wife Jenner of Manhattan, Kansas; Brandon Carter and wife Amanda of Gassville, Arkansas; and Ethan Carter of Saginaw, Texas; 10 grandchildren; two aunts: Velma Strain of Gainesville and Ruby Gilmore of Springfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Pallbearers for Mr. Carter’s service are Bryan Carter, Eric Carter, Brandon Carter, Ethan Carter, Jeff Simpson and Greg Simpson. Honorary Pallbearers are Christopher Todd, Sanford Sellers, Zachary Carter, Nathan Carter, Gabriel Carter, Kaleb Carter, Tyler Carter, Eli Carter and Easton Carter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s or the Clarkridge Zion Free Will Baptist Building Fund.
Arrangements are under the care of Roller Funeral Home.