Michael Louis Carter, age 72, of Talihina, Oklahoma, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020.
He was born on January 20, 1948 in Houston, Texas, the son of Michael “Monk” Louis Carter, III and Hazel Florence Hoglan Carter. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Johnny Dale Carter; and two sisters, Barbara Jean Carter Laas and Junita “Juanita” Marie Carter.
Mike was truly a professional truck driver. During the 90’s, he deliberately wrecked his truck in order to avoid hitting a van which was full of people. These actions saved those lives but left him with severe back injuries. He enjoyed playing dominoes, watching football and drinking Dr. Pepper. Mike was a Baptist in his faith.
He is survived by his son, Frankie J. Carter; his niece, Gloria Jean Martin; his uncle, Freddie Roy Hoglan; his aunt, Ina Ruth Sulzer Hoglan; and lots of cousins.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in the Old Talihina Cemetery, Talihina, Oklahoma under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Pallbearers will be Jason Baggs, Jeremiah Johnson, Christopher Pearce, Brett Burns, Jr., Colton Burns and Landon Pearce.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.