Cyrus Rodney Carter Sr. was born March 8, 1937, to Verlan Rodney and Elda Fern Carter. Cyrus departed this life on June 9, 2019, at the age of 82 years.

Cyrus was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Alget Carter of Houston, Texas, and a son Cecil Carter of Mtn. View, Mo.

Cyrus is survived by his wife, Billie Gean Carter of the home, three daughters, a son, and a foster son, Samantha (Cindy) McLean and husband Everett (John) McLean of Pomona, Cyrus Rodney Carter, Jr. and wife Jo Ann Carter of Pomona, Blieuanda Foster and husband Jim Foster of West Plains, Mo., Dolly King and husband Jake King of Mtn. Home, Ark., and John Campbell and wife Ivy Campbell of Bishop Ga. Cyrus is also survived by a sister, Millie Robins of West Plains, Mo., 12 grandkids, 19 great-grandkids, and four great-great-grandkids and a host of nieces and nephews.

Cyrus met and eventually married Billie Gean Parrott of Mtn. View, Mo. on March 8, 1957, and they recently celebrated 62 years of marriage.  

Cyrus resided in Pomona/Hutton Valley area most of his life where he enjoyed working on his farm. Cyrus also enjoyed his tractors, traveling and junking with Billie and big Sunday family dinners.

Cyrus was a very loyal employee at Meeks Lumber Company in West Plains for approximately 30 years.

In his last selfless act, Cyrus donated his body for medical research.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Lost Camp Baptist Church, Rodger Adkinson officiating.

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