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Johnnie and Linda Carter

Service: 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, at Coffman Funeral Home of Harrison, with burial at Maple Leaf Cemetery; Visitation: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the funeral home.

Johnnie I. Carter, 66 of Harrison, passed away alongside his wife, Linda Carter, in Highland, on Wednesday, June 19 (2019) in a motorcycle accident.

The son of James LeRoy and Imogene (Farmer) Carter was born May 4, 1953, at Harrison. He was a lifelong resident of Boone County and a member of Bellefonte Baptist Church. He graduated from Harrison High School in 1971 and attended University of Arkansas. He was a retired electrician, working for 40 years with Loyd’s Electric and The Noland Company. Not to be slowed down by retirement, he worked for Clay Maxey Ford traveling for car pickups.  

When he wasn’t working or riding his bike, Johnnie could be found volunteering with Linda at Children’s Charity Ministry.

Johnnie was an avid HAM Radio Operator, using the call sign, KA5ETD and most recently, W5JIC. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, and tootsie rolls. He liked spending time with the Coffee Club and also was a VW fan. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and loved riding his bike all over the US, especially with his wife of 30 years by his side. They took countless trips together and loved seeing the country from their bike.

He loved his children and grandchildren and his dog, Mia. Johnnie was the best dad. He was very smart, kind, caring, patient and understanding, always quick with a joke and good at ruining songs with his own personal twist on the lyrics, and he never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, David Carter.

Johnnie is survived by his children, Jennifer Carter Stewart, of Bergman, Kevin Don Case (Chrystal) of Harrison, and Misty Dawn Henrikson, of Harrison; his mother, Imogene Carter, of Harrison; his brother, Kenny Carter (Tammy) of Lexington, Alabama; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeri Sue Douglas (George) of Washington, Leon Earwood (Joann) of Springfield, Missouri, Glen Earwood (Gloria) of Florida, Bobby Earwood (Brenda) of Harrison, Paul Davy Earwood (Karen) of Delaware, Arkansas, Kathy Redding (Glenn) of Harrison, Robin Lane, of Harrison, Tommy Earwood (Cindy) of Harrison, and Nima Gean Earwood, of Western Grove; 10 grandchildren, Damien Stewart and Carter Dunn, Jordan, Jasmine, Austin, Samantha, Johnny Ray and Kassie Case, Mackenzie Williams and Alexus Henrikson; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends who loved him and will miss him.

Funeral services for Johnnie and Linda will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, at Coffman Funeral Home Chapel in Harrison. Burial will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery.  

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are members of CCM and the Coffee Clubs, Carl Mears, Glenn Redding, Farrell Shatwell and James Cox.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Children’s Charity Ministry (CCM), 1405 North Main Street, Harrison, AR, 72601, in Johnnie and Linda’s memory.

Online condolences may be left at www.coffmanfh.com