- Ada, Oklahoma

September 11, 2013

Bruce Jackson Carter

Ada —

Services for Bruce Jackson Carter, 62, Ada, are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Chaplin Dwight Eidson officiating.  Burial follows at Atwood Cemetery in Atwood. 

Mr. Carter died Sunday Sept. 8, 2013, at his home in Ada. He was born Jan. 22, 1951, in Seminole, Texas, to  Nell and Jack Carter.

Mr. Carter was a veteran of the United States Army.

He and Hazel, his wife of 34 years,  have lived in Ada since 2003.  Mr. Carter was raised in the Odessa, Texas, area.  He graduated from Odessa High School. When in Odessa, he was a  member of Sherwood Church of Christ.

On Feb. 15, 1979,  he  and Hazel Collard were married in Paris, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel, of the home; his father, Jack Carter; a stepdaughter, Kay and husband Mike Hall of Ada; two stepsons, Terry and wife Loretta Abney of Ada, and Larry and wife Paula Colbert of Allen; two sisters, Susan Masters of Odessa, Texas, and Kay and husband Kelly Utsinger of Amarillo, Texas; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, longtime friends and neighbors.

Mr. Cater was preceded in death by his mother.

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