Upon his retirement, he maintained his influence in the aviation medical community as executive vice president for the Civil Aviation Medical Association for almost 18 years. Through his work, he made lasting friendships with people all over the world. He also loved woodworking and making furniture. There wasn’t a tool he did not know how to use, and he loved to use them to help his family, friends and neighbors. He made friends wherever he went whether at the bank, store or restaurant. He was a giant of a man in heart, soul and spirit. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Insight Sunday School Class at St. Luke’s UMC in Oklahoma City where he served as their “pseudo president.” He generously supported his church in multiple ways and even went on a mission trip to Ulyanovsk, Russia, with his wife and daughter in August 2011.
He is survived by his dear wife, Sammie; daughter, Dr. Lauranne Harris; brother-in-law, Bill Carter and niece, Darla, and husband, Ricky Berry; and nephews, Freddie Carter and wife, Patricia, Joe Bill Carter and wife, Sharon, and G. Brad Carter and wife, Vicki.
He asked for no flowers but those who wish to may send a donation in his memory to “Russia Partners in Mission” at St. Luke’s UMC, 222 N.W. 15th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73103.
We are grateful for the wonderful care he received from the staff and physicians at Deaconess and Select Specialty Hospitals.
Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors