Created August 27, 2018
This eternal flame burns forever
in remembrance of Douglas W "Doug" Carter
Douglas W "Doug" Carter
January 10, 1944 - February 29, 2020
Funeral Services for Mr. Douglas W. Carter, age 76, will be held at Westside Baptist Church, Haynesville, LA,
on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by a celebration of
Doug's life at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Ware's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral
Home of Haynesville, LA.
Doug was born on January 10th, 1944 to Prentice and Aline Carter in Chalybeate Springs, AR and went
home to be with his Savior on Saturday, February 29, 2020. He is survived by Judy, his beloved wife of
26 years; son, Brandon Carter and wife Jennifer; son Brett Carter and wife Tamara; stepson, Ray Anderson;
grandchildren, Peyton Carter, Kaylin Matejek, Makenzie Carter, Mallory Carter, Davis Carter, Jake Carter,
Ava Carter, and Grant Carter and great grandchild Paislee Carter. He also leaves behind his sister Gayle Taylor
and husband Herbert, and brother Joe Ben Carter and wife Tami and a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra (Sandy); parents, Prentice and Aline and sister Rita Selph.
After retirement, Doug loved traveling with his RV group and most often was the center of attention during group
gatherings and events. During one such event, he participated in a beauty contest and won 3rd place. Though
disappointed that he placed 3rd in the contest, he relished in the obvious fact that he won 1st place in the hearts
of everyone in attendance with his crowd-pleasing antics during the pageant. He loved playing dominos and, more often than not,
he won. He was a fierce competitor in everything he did as anyone who ever competed against him can attest.
Doug was a shade-tree mechanic, a "Mr. fix it" and jack-of-all-trades. He never encountered a project or task
that intimidated him. Starting a new project excited him. Finishing a project, however, was not nearly as
appealing. Bill Bauer who owned Bauer Hardware in Haynesville, loved when Doug undertook a new project because he
knew that meant Doug would be visiting his store several times a day every day for the duration of the endeavor.
Duct tape and WD40 were Doug's best friends and to this day it is unknown exactly how many rolls of duct tape or
cans of WD40 he has lying around.
Doug was an active member and deacon at Westside Baptist Church in Haynesville, LA. He loved serving in his church and
serving his community, and was quick to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. Helping others was simply in his DNA, a
genetic trait he unquestionably inherited from his mother. His greatest pride in life was his family and especially grandchildren.
He was Papa to each of them and his love for them was unconditional and boundless. He never ran short of smiles, encouragement,
stories and life-advice for them. Nothing pleased him more than celebrating each of their milestones and successes in life.
Our family would like to extend a special thanks to Sue Buggs, Shelly Allen and Margie Williams who poured their hearts into
caring for Doug during the last year-and-a-half of his life. In addition, special thanks to his doctors Clint Butler and Sam Abshire.
We will be forever grateful to each of you!
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the Haynesville Westside Baptist Church.
Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
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