Mr. Clevis Don Carter, 82, of Barbourville, passed away Wednesday morning, June 17, 2020 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital. He was the son of the late Clevis and Janie Cheek Carter born on January 18, 1938 in Bell County.
Clevis was a retired math and science professor from Union College, where he taught for 35 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Barbourville, where he faithfully served his church in many capacities. He was ordained as a deacon in 1965 and later as Deacon Emeritus and served as a Sunday School teacher for 60 years, coordinated the audio-visual technology for the church, Prayer Ministry coordinator, AWANA worker, Upward basketball volunteer, involved in discipleship training and the bus ministry. He enjoyed spending time in his garden, carpentry and astronomy. Clevis left a legacy of faith and service and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.
On April 10, 1960, he united in marriage with Darla Faulkner and to this union four children were born.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Carter Reeder.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Darla Carter of Barbourville; three children, David Carter and wife, Kathy, of Lexington, Tim Carter and wife, Cindy, and Richard Carter and wife, Jackie, all of Barbourville; Michael Boyd and wife, Tabitha, of Middlesboro, whom he loved like a son; a brother, Hascue Carter and wife, Helen, of Harriman, TN; nine beloved grandchildren, Joshua Carter and wife, Lauren, Jessica, Andrew, Kayla, Tyler, Tate, Trey, Emily and Sarah Carter and Seth and Luke Boyd; great grandchildren, Colton, River and Oaks Carter and a fourth great grandson expected soon, Lincoln Clevis Carter; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Barbourville Sunday, June 21 at 4 P.M. with Rev. Leonard Lester and Rev. Tom Patterson officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Barbourville Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be his grandsons.
Friends may call at the church Sunday after 2 P.M. until the funeral hour.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.