Michael Denzel Carter, 22, of Altus, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Lawton.
Michael was born in Dallas, Texas on Dec. 16, 1990, to Cynthia A. Elix. At age 3, they moved to California where he attended school. At 15, the family moved to Altus where Michael attended school and graduated from Altus High School in 2009. After graduation, Michael attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, later moving to Chicago for a year. Returning to Altus, Michael had just begun working in Lawton as a waiter. Michael was very involved in school life during high school. As an Altus Bulldog, Michael enjoyed playing football and the comradery with his team members and classmates. A vibrant young man, Michael never met a stranger and was a friend to all. He had a love of football, the University of Oklahoma and the New York Knicks, but most of all he loved his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edward Gildon and Harold Carter.
Michael is survived by his parents, Greg and Cynthia Carter of Altus; two sisters, Kiyana Carter and Tatiyana Carter, of the home; his grandparents, Shirley Levine and husband Berlin of Corning, Calif., and Barbara Carter of Medaryville, Ind.; along with many, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Zane Newton officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.
For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims provides a live web-cast. Go to www.lowell-tims.com and click on obituaries. Then click on Michael Carter. There will be a large button inviting you to join the web-cast.
Online tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com