Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road

2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX


J.D. Carter

February 14, 1926October 30, 2019

J.D. Carter, 93, passed away October 30, 2019. He was born February 14, 1926 in Frisco, Texas to parents, Samuel Carter and Mary Bell Carter. J.D. graduated from Frisco High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. J.D. worked for 25 years at Ford Motor Company and 20 years at TexStar Plastics. He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Carter; son, Gary Carter and wife, Lynn Carter; grandchildren, Kelli Nokes and husband Callen Nokes, Kacie Angell and husband John Angell; great grandchildren, Carter Nokes and Hunter Nokes.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019


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Dawson Smith

November 4, 2019

Gary and Lynn and family,

I am so sorry to learn of JD's passing. You may recall, at each of the GPHS reunions, I asked about and commented on how much JD and Martha meant to me as we were growing up. Better yet, I am fortunately enough to have dropped by the house several times in the past decades, and tell him and Martha my feelings in person. It's now that each of us can look back at our lives, and appreciate those who had such a positive influence on who we became as persons. JD was more than a Little League and Junior League baseball coach. He was an inspirational "life coach", and I am truly blessed to have known him, and Martha. Great people!

Lynn Sanders

November 3, 2019

I was JD & Martha's home health nurse. I always look forward to seeing them. JD's gentle spirit, sparkling smile and twinkling eyes will be missed. I will always remember last Monday when I visited him in the hospital, and he asked me "What happened that blew this whole thing up?" Sweet man. My prayers are with you, Gary and family.

Connie Adams

November 2, 2019

I'm Connie I'm one of the caregivers that took care of both of them and I'm still helping with her. I grew up in Grand Prairie so me and JD used to talk about Grand Prairie all the time and we was at here and watch Family Feud together and just goof off and kind of teeth Martha tell jokes he was doing so great I was so proud of him I called him Speedy Gonzales so the family he is truly going to be missed and I'm truly sorry and you're in my prayers

Larry Pace

November 1, 2019

Sorry for the passing of your Dad. Been a long time Gary!
JD has a very special place in my heart for his kind understanding of a poor blue collar kid from GP.
He always treated me as an equal though most of the kids playing for GP Laundry in those days were really talented.
I never remember a harsh word but do remember an abundance of encouragement.
I trust you know what a special person your Dad was to all of us who called you our friend.
God Speed JD Carter and God Bless the Carter family! 😓❤️

Eddie Cox

November 1, 2019

Mr. Carter was my first baseball coach when I played little league for GP Laundry. What a patient coach he was! He would pick up all us boys and haul us to practice and games in the back of his red pickup. What great memories! Gary, my prayers are with you and your family. May God’s hand of blessing be upon each of you in very comforting ways.