Oct 4, 1926 - Feb 16, 2013 BETHANY Charles Clifton Carter, 86, died February 16, 2013, in Bethany, OK. He was born October 4, 1926, in Bray, OK to Clarence and Nema (Howard) Carter. He retired from Francis Tuttle, where he was a mail room clerk. He married Imaletta Doty on June 15, 1947, in OKC. He was a member of Williams Memorial Church of the Nazarene. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Imaletta; brother, Virgil; sister, Anna Marie; and son-in-law, Jerry Martin. Survivors include two sisters: Vera Graham and husband Scott, of OKC; and Barbara Neuenswander, of Tuttle, OK; son, C. Steven Carter and wife Vickie, of Arlington, TX; daughters, Leah J. Martin and Ellen M. Carter, both of Bethany; son, Odis Carter and wife Kathryn, of Bethany; grandchildren, Mike Carter and wife Lorraine, Danny Carter, Bradley Carter and wife Amy, Vanessa Negley and husband Andrew, Jonathan Charles Carter and wife Kristan (Kristy); 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family members; and special children of his heart. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, the , and the . Viewing will be Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. at Mercer-Adams. Funeral service will be Friday, February 22, 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Church of the Nazarene, with interment following in Resurrection Memorial Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, visit

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Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 20, 2013