OBITUARY

Dillon McNeel Carter

April 13, 2000July 19, 2018
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Dillon McNeel Carter was a friend to all. He demonstrated his love for his Mom, Dad, brothers, and friends through his acts of kindness, compassion, and devotion to them. His smile was genuine and spontaneous, and his laugh was contagious. Dillon was born on April 13, 2000, in Dallas, Texas and went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 19, 2018. Dillon deeply loved his family, friends, neighbors and their children, teachers, and his Old English Sheepdog, Mac. His older brother, Zach, named Dillon the day he was born. Throughout his life Dillon was respectful, polite, and the perfect Southern Gentleman. His manners were always impeccable and evident by his response of “yes sir/ma’am” or “no sir/ma’am,” and standing at the approach of a lady. Dillon had a strong faith and even kept his Bible in his truck. He was active in the youth group at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Among his favorite scriptures was Philippians 4:13. Dillon truly believed that he could do all things through Christ. Dillon had a zest for life. He was kind, resourceful, pragmatic, assertive, competitive, and strong. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing. He was always packed and ready to go to his family’s hunting lease. He never missed an opportunity to hunt or fish, and loved being with his brothers and friends in the outdoors. In addition to the lease, his favorite place to visit was Midland. He loved spending time with his west Texas family. Many memories were made in Midland and Dillon was in awe of the beautiful west Texas sunsets. Many holiday memories occurred with family and friends. A favorite story about Christmas was when he was in the first grade. Dillon wrote a letter to Santa asking for a dog, mailed it from school, came home and told his parents there was nothing they could do about it. Santa obliged, and Dillon received his dog, Mac, Christmas morning. Dillon loved to eat and among his favorite foods were rib-eye steaks and patty melts. Dillon could often be found dining at Chips on triple burgers or grilling steaks in his backyard. Dillon graduated from Highland Park High School in 2018. Dillon was looking forward to attending Texas Tech University and wanted to serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a commissioned officer after graduation. Dillon is survived by his parents, Martha and Paul Carter, brothers; Nick, Zach, and his twin Paul. Grandmother; Jane McNeel Smith, his Uncle Pat and his wife Toni and his cousins, Blake and Neal Carter. His Aunt Elizabeth McNeel Sevcik and her husband, Ric, and his cousins, Andrew Sloan, Alexis and Robert Thompson, Ellie Sevcik, and Luke Sevcik. Philippians 1:3 “I thank my God for every remembrance of you.”

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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S P

August 2, 2018


I am so sorry for the passing of Dillon your loved one. May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. My sincerest condolences.(John 5:28,29)

Dee Walz

July 27, 2018

Paul and family,

So sorry for your loss. Can't imagine. Hugs from Michigan.

Dee

Sonia Worrall

July 25, 2018

God bless all your family!

Brent Gamster

July 25, 2018

The Carter family,

I have so many fond memories of both twin boys. Since the day my family bought Chip’s in 2011 - we realized just how special a place it is. To get a chance to watch this special community’s families share their lives with us is a source of great satisfaction for me personally - NONE more than getting to know Paul and Dillon. We nicknamed them the “polite twins” for their manners stood out more than any of the other kids. I smile as I think of the first time I took Dillon’s order for a triple cheeseburger - I wasn’t even going to ring it as I told him there is no way both you and Paul could finish it. He insisted and with that smile I reluctantly rung it in thinking how I could gloat as after he “ finished”. Of course he was the one to gloat and thus our friendship grew. I looked forward to the “hello Mr Gamster” and the hugs and handshakes I would get each time they would come in usually together but sometimes apart- always polite and always with that smile that filled the building. Dillon you touched my life in a way I won’t ever forget- I pray for you Paul as no words will ever do justice. You are not alone and I look forward to the day some peace will come over you- I will be honoring Dillon with the Dillon burger - of course a triple. Martha - your kindness, spirit and strength are amazing - you know how much I appreciated you always asking about my nephews. I love you dearly!

May God grant your family some sense of serenity and the rest of us as we grapple with this tragedy- the world is a less bright spot.

Meredith, Lee, Claire and Michael Roever

July 25, 2018

We’ve known Dillon and Paul since our Bradfield days, and our favorite memory is the week we shared with them and the Kondratiuks in Orange Beach. Dillon’s smile shined brighter than the sun!
We are so sorry that we’re out of town and will miss the service. Please know our thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to be with you!
The Roevers

Wendy Zhao

July 25, 2018

As a member of Highland Park community, I am so sorry to learn your loss. I can tell that Dillion was such a fine young man and grew up surrounded by lots of love. RIP.

Ken & Debra Hamlett

July 24, 2018

Martha and Paul, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Dillon was a very special young man,always very respectful and kind. He will be truly missed.

Anne Palles

July 24, 2018

Dillon has been to our home many times over the past year, especially with Brandt Brock and my daughter, Grace. The three of them were very close and confided in each other about their dreams and challenges. They had many classes together and Grace told lots of funny stories throughout school about the classroom banter.
Dillon was a mature, kind and thoughtful young man. We are deeply saddened by this loss and will not forget his gentle, Christ-like nature.
Love and prayers to family,
Anne Palles

Susan Evans

July 23, 2018

My favorite memory of Dillon was talking about U of F football compared to Alabama football. He used to give me a hard time about Alabama football when he came through the lunch line at Bradfield. I could recognized him compared to Paul based on his color. I loved his FLA spirit, his smile, and his great manners in the lunch line. I would tell Martha as often as I could that her boys always had good manners! Prayers.

Alexa Anderson

July 23, 2018

I did not have the pleasure of meeting Dillon, but after reading the beautiful words written about him, I wish I had the privilege. What a beautiful smile and what a gentle soul. My children attend Armstrong elementary - and I want you to know that we are sending up prayers for your family. Sending you love and prayers for peace. God bless you all, God bless Dillon.

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