Carter Funeral Home

Carter Funeral Home

Located in West Plains, MO & Thayer, MO


1316 Porter Wagoner Blvd, West Plains, MO

827 Chestnut St, Thayer, MO

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Located in West Plains, MO & Thayer, MO


Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains. He was an avid fisherman and also loved spring turkey season and squirrel hunting. Lavern and Jessie Mae would often fish and hunt together. Most of all, Lavern loved spending time with his family.

He will truly be missed by his family and all those that knew him. Burial will be at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains. He was accomplished at so many things in his life. He loved sports, especially baseball. In his younger years, he was an outstanding baseball pitcher.

He pitched two no-hitters, (one a perfect game), and was voted Most Valuable Player when in high school. He entered municipal government service with the City of Redlands at age 19 and it became his life"s work. Starting as an entry level file clerk, he rose to the position of Finance Director as well as City Manager of multiple cities over a 45+ year career.

He also loved his life as a gentleman rancher. Over the years he had orchards, cattle and American Quarter Horses. He enjoyed competing in sheepdog trials with several of his Border Collies he trained through the years. There will be a get together of friends and family at the Caulfield Community Center Thursday September 14, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Please come and celebrate Bill"s life with us.

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