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Clide Allen Carter

June 19, 1932 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 88)


On June 19, 1932 a boy was born up in the Hollar of Little Runnix in Burkesville Kentucky. His parents were Allen

and Sally Carter. His name is Clide Carter. His siblings were Keith, Rollen, Robert, Nina, Geneva, Bill, and Betty.

Clide graduated from Middletown high school in 1950 where he played baseball and basketball. He married his

high school sweetheart, Mary Lou Thornburg. They had three children, Mary Etta, Debbie, and Bob. He was active in Little

League, Babe Ruth, Intramural basketball as well as Shenandoah Band Boosters. He and Joe Lockhart drove the uniform/

instrument truck for the band. He was a driver for the Middletown EMT ambulance service for 10 years. He was a 50 year

member of the Middletown Masonic Lodge #271 and a 50 year member of Royal arch masons, He belonged to the

Middletown order of Eastern Star #110 for more than 25 years. He was a Veteran of of both the United States Navy and


He was a family man, loved his children and his special dog, Cheyanne. In addition his joy was his three

granddaughters, Mary Lynn, Alicia (deceased), and Marilee. His greatest blessing was his great grandchildren who adored

him as much as he did them - Kiley, Andrew, Nate, Nicky, Brylee, Noah, Lilly, and Faith (deceased).

Clide and Marylou would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on May 30th 2021. He was employed by

Delco Remy for 47 years. After retirement, they traveled around the United States including Hawaii and Alaska. They

regretted missing the one state of Idaho in their travels. They loved to go to the Grand Ole Opry and saw many country

stars perform. His children will never forget being awaken at 3 am every Christmas morning to open presents than after

unwrapping he would go right back to bed.

He will be missed by his wife, Mary Lou, Children Mary Etta (David) Keller, Debra Powell (Lance Kissic), Robert

(Dorthy) Carter. Grandchildren Mary Lynn (Robert) Dickey, Tom Foster (Alicia Deceased), Marilee (Kevin) McDonald. Great

Grandchildren Kiley Dickey (Levi Shetterley), Andrew and Brylee Foster, Nate, Nicky, Noah, and Lilly McDonald. Several

Nieces and Nephews survive as well.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 South 5th, Middletown.  Burial will follow at Miller Cemetery, Middletown.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the funeral home with masonic services at 8:00 PM.

Covid restriction will be in place within the facility with  masking, social distancing and hand sanitation required.

Please dress casual for the visitation and funeral.

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February 17, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ballard and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Middletown Chapel
118 South 5th
Middletown, IN 47356

Funeral Service
February 18, 2021

2:00 PM
Ballard and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Middletown Chapel
118 South 5th
Middletown, IN 47356

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