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Roy Carter


12/15/1951 - 07/27/2014 Obituary
Roy Carter Obituary
Roy Carter, 62, was born on December 15, 1951, and was raised in Bakersfield, CA. He passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014, surrounded by his family during our weekly Sunday dinner.
Through their 42 years of marriage, Roy and Linda shared their hopes and dreams together, cried and laughed together, struggled and succeeded together, raised their boys and grandchildren together, and most of all, loved deeply together. Roy did all of these things with every piece of who he was.
Roy shaped his sons, Richard and David, into the men they have become by showing them what it means to love as a father should, to love as a friend should, and to love as a husband should. He has blessed his daughters-in-law, Christy and Mindy, by loving them as if they were his own daughters and by raising his sons to know what love is.
Through his example, Roy has and will always be a crucial part in developing his grandsons into young men who will love like their grandpa did. Nathan, Andrew, Justin, Jonathan, and Joshua learned from Roy's joy of life and love of family. He has blessed his two granddaughters, Avery and Trisha, for too short a time with his hugs and kisses, his "this little piggy," his music and laughter, and his unconditional love.
Roy touched so many lives including his sisters', Joann (Stan) Hill, Janis (John) Edmondson, Cheryl Harwell, and his brother's, Clifford (Sandy) Carter, and numerous nieces and nephews. As the "baby" of the family he will truly be missed. He will forever hold a special place in Rick (Linda) Scott's heart, his life-long friend, as they shared so many memories growing as friends and becoming husbands, fathers, and travelers together. His impact on so many continues every day.
Services will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 9101 Kern Canyon Road. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Mendiburu Magic Foundation (www.mendiburumagic.org) or Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org) in Roy Carter's memory.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 2, 2014
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