Carter, Roland Dale (August 29, 1925 - December 20, 1998)

Rollin Dale Carter

Douglas Budget - January 6, 1999

Funeral services for Rollin Dale Carter, 73, who died Dec. 20 at his ranch outside of Glenrock, were held Dec. 26 at the Bustard Funeral Home in Casper. The Rev. Gene Hagerman of First United Methodist Church officiated.

Military rites were accorded by the United Veterans Council of Natrona County. Interment was in the family plot in Wyoming Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gayle Land, Robert Steelman, Frank Ammerman, Erie Barto, Russell Howell and Ron Sealock. Honorary pallbearers were all of the wonderful friends and neighbors of the Carters.

Mr. Carter was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Alpina Pass, Ark., the son of Felix and Jenny (Durand) Carter. His family moved to Wyoming when he was a young child, and he completed his education in Thermopolis.

At age 17, he enlisted in the Navy, and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He completed diesel school in Norfolk, Va., before he was honorably discharged in 1946. He returned to Casper and was employed by the L.Kruse Trucking Company until 1949. He began work as a driver in the sales department of Standard Oil (Amoco) and worked there until 1968, when he resigned and moved to his ranch in Boxelder Park where he resided until his death.

He married Jacquelyn Hale Aug. 22, 1953, in Worland. He and his wife had a western band, the "Western Tune Tossers," for many years and were well known in the music field. He was a life member of the American Federation of Musicians, the Wyoming Farm Bureau, the VFW Post 10677 and AARP.

He is survived by his wife; a half-brother, Harry Winchester of Holman, Wisc.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters.

Flowers or memorials to the Casper Humane Society or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family and may be left at Bustard's Funeral Home, which was in charge of arrangements.

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