An amazing life lost too soon!
Christopher Lee Carter, otherwise known as Chris Carter, joined his father and hero, Mickey Carter, at the young age of 58. He was staying in Amarillo, TX, (the real windy city) enjoying his time being close to his family. He loved teaching people how to do things the right way, or as we call it “the Chris Carter way”. This included sitting in a chair with his Tea-Coke, his dog Zelig and a free hand to point and give directions. Chris was a jack of all trades, quite literally. He was a mechanic when he was in his 20’s and continued to tinker with engines and help his grandson learn how to fix his own car. His know profession was electrical work, he gained many certifications and levels of training in this field. Chris was very passionate about this and loved teaching anyone who was willing to learn, how to do electrical work. He was an amazing father, brother, son, friend…he was simply an amazing person. He would have given you the shirt out of his closet if you needed it. He was also a guarded person, as was his weenie dog (watch your ankles). Chris was very opinionated and had a great sense of humor and sarcasm, that he passed down to his three girls. He said that he wanted to start living his life, and he made a bucket list. Some of these experiences were very simple and some a little more elaborate. I would like to share the life Chris did get to live…He was able to travel doing the job he loved, being an electrician. Traveling from coast to coast and many places in between, with a few of his favorite places being The Rockies of Colorado, the warm sun of Phoenix, AZ and the tropical South Carolina. During his travels, Chris went fishing in the Ocean, gator hunting in South Carolina, and to Disney World. He went to Mardi Gras a few years back and said he has never seen so many…beads in his life. Dad, I am sorry you did not get to live out all of the items on your list, rest assured your 3 girls will live these for you, in your memory and with you always with us. Chris left behind a legacy in his living family members. His son Zelig the weenie dog. His three loving daughters; Crystal Gilmore, her husband Chance, their three children, James, Mia and Ethan. Ashley Jesko, her husband Jeff, their two children Westin and Hadley. Amanda Baker, her husband Jake and their soon to be born, son. His sisters; Jennifer Parker, her husband Chip and their 4 children, Tammy Denton, her husband David and their 3 children. In addition to his Aunt Peggy whom he grew very close to; as well as many other family members. He joins his parents, Mickey Carter and Janet Davis.
The family will be holding a private memorial service on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Sam Houston Park at 2 pm.