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Cecil Blanton Carter

January 7, 1940 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Cecil Blanton Carter passed from this earth on September 12, 2023.  He died from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.  He was born on January 7, 1940, near Leonard, Texas. Cecil graduated from Bonham High School in 1958 and later graduated from East Texas State University in Commerce, TX in 1962. He earned his Certified Public Accountancy Certificate in Oklahoma in 1968.

After college, he went to work for the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) in Kansas City, Missouri.  During his 18 ½ years with GAO he lived in St. Louis, Missouri; Moore, OK; Overland Park, Kansas; and Oklahoma City, OK.  He then went to work for the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Oklahoma City, OK where he retired in 1995.  During his career he received many awards and commendations of leadership and excellence.

Cecil and Linda Trout were married in 1960.  He is survived by his wife Linda; a son, Keith Carter and wife Debbie of Raymore, MO; a daughter, Becky Carter; and bonus daughter, Debi Pahdocony of Shawnee; and by several cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Lela Carter; and a brother, George Carter.

Cecil was involved with his children’s sports activities from the time he could roll a ball to them¸ coaching baseball and numerous softball teams and basketball teams.  When he retired, Cecil and Linda moved to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas where they lived for 24 years. During these years he enjoyed playing golf and especially bridge of which he was very good. Linda’s bucket list contained the wish to visit all 50 states. He saw that she got to do this, the last state being Hawaii for their 50th Anniversary.

His family meant the world to him and he always had their best interests at heart.  He will be greatly missed by family, loved ones, and friends. Cecil was a member of Balboa Baptist Church in Hot Springs Village, AR. He was a member of the Seekers Bible Study Class.

There will be no formal service. His inurnment will be in Texas at a later date.

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