Don L. McCartor

Don L. McCartor
Don L. McCartor

Don L. McCartor, 104, of Amarillo, TX died on January 23, 2020.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Bill Ivins, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church officiating.  Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Don was born in Hammon, Oklahoma on November 1, 1915 to J.M. and Anna Emmons McCartor. The family soon moved to Gage, Oklahoma where he graduated from high school. Continuing his education, he enrolled at Southwestern State University, graduating in 1940. During his senior year at SWSTC he was the Assistant Band Director. He was a member of the College Quartet all four years. He taught music in Geary, Oklahoma.

In 1942, he was a Civil Service Instructor at the Amarillo Air Base Propeller Division. In 1946, he moved to Erick, Oklahoma as a partner in a Pontiac Car, G.M.C. truck and Case Implement Dealership. In 1956, he returned to Amarillo as a Sales Manager for Garner Motors. He later managed Village Cadillac Agency, retiring in 1986. Don then helped his son in the R/C Discount Models business.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist, where he was a choir member and song leader for the Christian Workers Sunday School Class. In 1938, he married Charlotte Weichel.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte; and son Gary D. McCartor.

He is survived by his son, Dr. Robert L. McCartor of Amarillo and granddaughter, Michelle Mathis of Elizabethton, Tennessee.

2 Replies to “Don L. McCartor”

  1. Mr.ccartor was an awesome man.i have yet to meet a man like him. he will be truely miss love ya Don. shanda

  2. Thank you Mr. McCartor for always supporting Mrs. McCartor in her teaching. She was a very special teacher to me in 1971-1972 at Paramount. She always talked about her family and the interesting things they were doing.
    I learned much later that they were a musical team- Mr. McCartor singing and Mrs. McCartor on the piano! They were fun and very interesting people, Please know they enriched my life. Mr. McCartor enjoyed a life well lived.
    May God fill you with wonderful memories of Mr. and Mrs. McCartor!

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