Dugless Carter passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020.
He was born Sept. 2, 1933 to Tom and Sophie Carter in Harper, Texas where he was raised and was a star athlete. He served in the U.S.
He served in the U.S. Army two years at the end of the Korean War.
He married Leta Fay Daughtrey and lived in Junction, Texas. They had three children, Deborah, Ronald and Clay.
They moved to Medina, Texas where Dug was foreman of the Circle R Guest Ranch. He later built many fences in Bandera County and took pride in his work.
Dug was known for his uncommon physical strength. However, following the stroke on January 6th, having his left foot partially amputated twice, pneumonia and excruciating pain, he faced each with a mental and spiritual strength like few others.
He taught his family to face the future bravely, no matter the circumstances.
He attended Wild Ride Ministries Church in Harper, Texas many years.
Dug loved his family and friends. He loved horses, horse races and goats, good food and cooking for others.
He believed in cleanliness. He loved fun and laughter, (which may have included a cerveza or two) camping and a good game of pitching washers and horseshoes.
He insisted on good, right and fair. Lord help you if you caused trouble. He was very proud of his country - the red, white and blue - and made it known.
Dug was preceded in death by his parents, his youngest son, Clay, brothers Orville, Lloyd, Aubrey (Dusty) and Ray and an infant sister, some nieces and nephews, and his late wife, Bobbie Carter.
He is survived by his special friend, Janice Haag, 2nd born, Ronnie, daughter Debbie and husband Jim, and grandchildren Kayla and Travis, along with nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dug and his family are grateful for the Kerrville VA CLC Rehab, Dr. Sammel, his staff, New Century Hospice, Kerrville Medical Equipment, the Audie Murphy VA Hospital as well as Dug’s bosses, Jeff and Dan, and co-workers, especially Karla and Joe, Janice Haag, Michael and Tammy Haag and others for watching over Dug’s affairs in his absence.
It was a joyful reunion when Dug was allowed to go to his daughter’s home from the Kerrville VA on June 5. The family had not been allowed to see him since March 10. They are so thankful to our Lord and Savior for arranging that homecoming.
Pallbearers were Bobby and Hunter Salyers, Jack and Cody Tripp, Rocky Hubble and Travis Chastain.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to the National Kidney Foundation or any Senior Citizen Meals on Wheels or program to assist children in need.
Visitation was at Grimes Funeral Chapels, Bandera, Texas, on Friday, June 19, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Dug’s graveside celebration of life with military honors was on Saturday, 11 a.m., June 20, 2020, at Tres Lomas Ranch, with Pastor Mike Weaver officiating.
between Bandera and Medina. Follow the red, white and blue. Burial will be next to his youngest son, Clay.
A service in Harper is simply too difficult with Father’s Day.
As much as the family would like to hug, shake hands and be close during this time, they must insist that everyone abide by the CDC guidelines for the coronavirus/COVID-19. If you cannot wear a mask, please keep a further distance. This will be difficult, however, we have other family members to protect.