David "Deke" Carthel

March 27, 1939 - October 1, 2020
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David Jerrell "Deke" Carthel, 81, of Fort Worth, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Amarillo after a struggle with lung cancer. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Brooks Chapel in Canyon with Chris Carthel officiating. Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Brooks Chapel.

David was born March 27, 1939, in Silverton, Texas to Lois Herbert "Jake" and Minnie Azalea Carthel. He graduated from Amarillo High School and was subsequently drafted into the U.S. Army in 1961. He met and married his wife Sandra in Hereford, Texas in 1964. He worked in the flooring business there, in Amarillo starting in 1971, and in the Dallas/Fort Worth area beginning in 1989 where he continued to work in the flooring business until his retirement. His favorite activities included camping, motorcycle riding, time with his family, and most of all worship of his Savior Jesus Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Carthel; his daughter, Christi Kendrick; sons, Monty Wheeler and wife Debbie, and Chris Carthel and wife Ginger; grandchildren Sabra, Randi, Cody, Colton, Kara and Graceson along with great grandchildren.

David is preceded in death by his father Lois Herbert, his mother Minnie, his brothers Charles and J.D., and sister Marie Daniel.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    October 9, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    October 9, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brooks Chapel
    1702 5th Ave
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  • Service

    October 10, 2020 | 2:00pm
    October 10, 2020 2:00pm
    Brooks Chapel
    1702 5th Ave
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  • Interment

    Dreamland Cemetery
    26500 S Hwy 87
    CANYON, TX 79015
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Posted at 03:42pm
Deke's service to our country is greatly appreciated. Condolences to his family. Rest in Peace Deke.

Toni Dempsey

Posted at 11:08am
I appreciate the kindness David showed to me. He was a kind and good man. My heart and prayers are with all of you.
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