Julian "Carter" Cavalier

1938 - 2020

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Julian "Carter" Cavalier, age 82, passed away on December 26, 2020. Surrounded by his caring wife and children, he was at the courageous and sympathetic care of Marion General ICU in his final days. Carter was born in Pryor, Oklahoma on June 6th, 1938 to Walter Allen and Billie Dan Cavalier and was raised with multi-generations of family, off the Cherokee allotted land in Mayes County. During his college years he met his wife Donna Merle (Owen) Cavalier and they married before he graduated from Tulsa University. After they graduated Carter, with fraternity brothers, started a fertilizer company that later was purchased by Occidental Chemical. Carter stayed with Occidental to build fertilizer plants across the Midwest. Carter and Donna's travels led them to Kenton, Ohio. Kenton has been their home since he arrived in 1968. He enjoyed living in Hardin County. His career as an entrepreneur was started in college but Kenton is where he grew. While managing a small fertilizer plant on the south side of Kenton lead him to purchase a small farm to explore different fertilizers. He left Occidental to become V.P. of Kenton National Bank and continued to farm. Farming and the community then became his passion as he left the bank. This allowed Carter to grow different business relationships along the way. He enjoyed the challenges and tasks to see the rewards of success. He had the pleasure of working with farmers, the evolution of Agri-business, manufacturing, trucking, construction and small business. Working with a wide spread of diverse individuals in his years lead to his humor, his rigidness to getting things done and exchange of knowledge. Carter always thought about his challenges and the challenges of the people he knew. "Do your homework... if pencil and paper can't make sense of it . it won't work". Is a saying his family heard their whole lives. Carter is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Donna. In a never ending world of change, Donna has always been the rock that Carter never questioned would change with all the adventures they encountered. Carter is also survived by children, Jeffrey Carter (Vanessa) Cavalier (Carrollton, GA) and Julianne Dearing (Kenton, OH ). Survived with blessed grandchildren, Jameson Cole Cavalier (Carrollton, GA), Jennie Alexandra Cavalier (Rochester Hills, MI), Drey Eric Dearing (Kenton, OH) , Delaney Jae Dearing (Kenton, OH). He is also blessed to have a great-granddaughter Layla Jade Cavalier (Carrollton, GA). Also surviving is Carter's sister Elizabeth Jane Cook (Midwest City, OK) with husband George Cook, nephew Kelly Cook, niece Sherri (Lenny) King and family, Carter's aunt Nell Walton and husband Roy Walton (Monroe, LA). Carter was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Walter Allen Cavalier. Carter has been involved with many organizations and clubs in and out of Kenton, including Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Kenton Elks, Masonic Latham Lodge #154, Shriners, Farm Bureau serving as a Trustee, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Board, First United Methodist Church serving as a Trustee, Hardin Memorial Golf Course serving as a Board Member. Carter's Businesses were: Cavalier Farm Service (Ace Hardware), Slantpac, Harman Technical Coatings and Warehouse Express. In his younger days, Carter was in the National Guard - 45th Infantry DIV (Thunderbird). Carter also took on personal goals as being a pilot and flew for many years and then in later years, he obtained his US Merchant Marine Officer license (Captain). Carter was an avid golfer. He loved the atmosphere. He enjoyed the challenge, quarters he won and camaraderie. The friendships that he acquired and/or maintained on the golf course were without a doubt, a feeling that he treasured. A funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 2, 2020 at the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME where the family will receive friends from 11:00 am Saturday until the time of service. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Home Savings and Loan in memory of Carter for the Memorial Golf Course. Online condolences can be sent by visiting stoutcrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Saturday, January 2nd 2021 11:00 - 1:00 pm

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, January 2nd 2021 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Final Resting Place:

    Grove Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Contributions:

    Home Savings & Loan: Memorial Golf Course in memory of Carter

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To : The Cavalier Family
Date :Monday, December 28th 2020
From : The Warmbrods
We were so saddened to learn of Carter’s death. He was a great man and will be sorely missed in the community..
Donna,I remember you telling me when my Dad passed “He is walking the streets of gold”... And we know Carter is walking that street too..
May you find peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Vickie,Nelson,Ben, Kristen and families



To : Donna Jeff Julie and family
Date :Monday, December 28th 2020
From : Scott and Angela phillips
Thinking of you all love to be neighbors with you guys growing up on 309 and then as an adult having you as neighbors and Root edition! I remember spending weekends with Julie and going to some football games and Jeff and my brother (Darrell ) playing football Donna and Carter always had their big cow bell they rang 😃you guys have always been a great loving family Carter will be missed dearly❤️



To : The Cavalier Family
Date :Monday, December 28th 2020
From : Joe Sandy Prater
Working together on projects at the golf course through the Hardin County Golf Foundation was a unique pleasure. Carter had a way to make you want to be a part of a project. May he rest peacefully at the big course in the sky.



To : The Cavalier Family
Date :Monday, December 28th 2020
From : Joy Van Horn
Thinking of you in this difficult time. There were always good stories shared while watching sporting events and trips to Cavalier Farm Service for my family. Prayers for strength and peace.



To : The Cavalier family
Date :Monday, December 28th 2020
From : Roy and Nell Walton
This obituary says it all about the person Carter was...he will be missed by many people...
My memories are the many years we had our 4th of July reunions...the cold creek we swam in each year, the jet skies, the jokes, the laughs, the food, and just being together...
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday , unseen, unheard but always near, so Loved ,so missed, so very deer..
Sweet , precious Donna we are grieving with y’all ..God Bless You and your in our thoughts and prayers..with lots of hugs..



To : The Cavalier family
Date :Monday, December 28th 2020
From : Roy and Nell Walton
This obituary says it all about the person Carter was...he will be missed by many people...
My memories are the many years we had our 4th of July reunions...the cold creek we swam in each year, the jet skies, the jokes, the laughs, the food, and just being together...
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday , unseen, unheard but always near, so Loved ,so missed, so very deer..
Sweet , precious Donna we are grieving with y’all ..God Bless You and your in our thoughts and prayers..with lots of hugs..



To : Carters family
Date :Monday, December 28th 2020
From : Jerry Thompson
Always respected and enjoyed knowing Carter as a banker and JC. Fond memories.



To : Cartees Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Tom Alice Roof
DONNA and family...we (I) have lost a peronal friend and some one i really ebjoyed being with. We helped each other several times.Ifyou need anything..🙏🙏 CARTER GET US A TEE TIME UP THERE!! LOV TR



To : Jeff Cavalier
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Deborah Richburg-Dorsey
Jeff,

I send my condolences to you and your family during your time of bereavement. My prayers and thoughts are with you.



To : Donna and family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : The Borns
Our thoughts are with all of you during these difficult times. Carter was a terrific man. What great things your family has done for Kenton!
Kevin, Jolene, Brian and Kathy Born



To : The Carter Cavalier Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Cliff and Joyce Biddinger
Our heartfelt condolences to all of you. It was our pleasure both knowing and working with Carter. We have many fond memories of him.
May God bless all of you.



To : The Cavalier Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Joe Sandy Prater
Working together on projects at the golf course through the Hardin County Golf Foundation was a unique pleasure. Carter had a way to make you want to be a part of a project. May he rest peacefully at the big course in the sky.



To : Donna Kids and Grandchildren
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : The Hiller Family
So sorry to read of Carter's passing. Please accept our condolences and know you're in our thoughts at this difficult time. With Sympathy and Hugs, Steve, Cheryl, Tina and Ty



To : Donna and Family
Date :Wednesday, December 30th 2020
From : Steve Terri McCullough
Thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time. With deepest sympathies.
Steve & Terri



To : Donna and Family
Date :Wednesday, December 30th 2020
From : Darold Smith
Donna, I'm so sorry for your and our family loss of Carter. I always enjoyed our visits at the July 4 family reunions at Billie's in Locust Grove.



To : DonnaJeffJuli and family
Date :Wednesday, December 30th 2020
From : Kelley Ben
We are so sorry to hear of Carters passing. We are sending our condolences to all of you though this difficult time.
Kelley & Ben



To : Family of Carter Cavalier
Date :Wednesday, December 30th 2020
From : Mary Dave Jesse
Sorry to hear of Carters passing. Our most profound sympathy. We will not be able to attend the services due to virus concerns.



To : Carter
Date :Wednesday, December 30th 2020
From : Gus
just wanted say got to know you from many pleasurable golf trip we took and a roomy on most. Sorry to Donna and family for your lose he was own person and good man. Gus





To : Donna and Family
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : Darold Smith
Hi Donna,
I thought that you might appreciate an email from my son regarding his memories of visiting you all nearly 30 years ago.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Carter Cavalier Passed
Date: 2020-12-27 13:58
From: Darold Smith

To: Shanna Smith Jaggars , Forrest Smith

Cc: Michael Smith , Kay Mayes

Hi,
I got a text message from my cousin Jane Cavalier Cook that her brother passed yesterday with COVID.
I hadn’t seen Carter since we were both very young back in the early 1940s.
We spent an afternoon and night at Carter and Donna's home in Kenton, Ohio when we drove to visit Donna's daughter Sarah and husband Danny Lewis in Mansfield, OH.
Forrest and I went with Carter in his big diesel to drop off a load of grain. Their daughter was raising a pig for 4H (or something similar).
We saw Carter and Donna at multiple July 4 reunions in Locust Grove, OK on trips to / from Mountain Home.
Jane is about my age and Carter was about 2 years younger.
Dad
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Subject: Re: Carter Cavalier Passed
Date: 2021-01-01 00:11
From: Forrest Smith

To: Darold Smith


Hi dad,

I'm sorry to hear about Carter's passing...
In reading your email; I remembered riding in the big, diesel truck of Carter's, and all his farm equipment.... I recall Carter saying, he had over 500,000 miles on the big rig! Well, I was impressed!

As a kid, growing up in residential neighborhoods; I'd never been exposed to a farming life, like Carter's - Grandpa/ Grandma Smith, living in rural Arkansas, was much different from Shanna and me growing up in Tempe, AZ, and Highland Village, TX... The vast fields/ farms of Ohio were a brand new, experience from what I used to.

Carter could see how curious I was about the land and machinery of his; and he was kind enough (and excited) to share his knowledge, experience, and love of the land, which surrounded him and his family.

I do remember Carter, his smile, laugh, and the landscape... Thinking back on family vacations, this cross-country trip is a cherished memory to me.

I wish we/ I could have taken more trips to visit the Cavalier family ... Family is important, yet not seen often enough!

Please forward Ms. Jane this email, giving her my condolences for her loss.



Love,

- Forrest
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On Fri, Jan 1, 2021, 12:52 PM Darold Smith wrote:
Hi Jane,
Here is a reply from my son, Forrest, to my email regarding Carter that Forrest requested that I forward to you.
The time frame of the trip mentioned was summer 1988. Forrest was about 11 and Shanna was about 8.
Love,
Darold
Darold K. Smith: PE, CSEP
Professional Engineer, Software and Electrical Engineering Texas
Certified Systems Engineering Professional, INCOSE
dsmith.csep@waldar.com
903 217-8259 (M)





To : Donna and Family
Date :Sunday, January 3rd 2021
From : Darold Smith
Hi Donna,
I thought that you might appreciate an email from my son regarding his memories of visiting you all nearly 30 years ago.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Carter Cavalier Passed
Date: 2020-12-27 13:58
From: Darold Smith

To: Shanna Smith Jaggars , Forrest Smith

Cc: Michael Smith , Kay Mayes

Hi,
I got a text message from my cousin Jane Cavalier Cook that her brother passed yesterday with COVID.
I hadn’t seen Carter since we were both very young back in the early 1940s.
We spent an afternoon and night at Carter and Donna's home in Kenton, Ohio when we drove to visit Donna's daughter Sarah and husband Danny Lewis in Mansfield, OH.
Forrest and I went with Carter in his big diesel to drop off a load of grain. Their daughter was raising a pig for 4H (or something similar).
We saw Carter and Donna at multiple July 4 reunions in Locust Grove, OK on trips to / from Mountain Home.
Jane is about my age and Carter was about 2 years younger.
Dad
=============================================
Subject: Re: Carter Cavalier Passed
Date: 2021-01-01 00:11
From: Forrest Smith

To: Darold Smith


Hi dad,

I'm sorry to hear about Carter's passing...
In reading your email; I remembered riding in the big, diesel truck of Carter's, and all his farm equipment.... I recall Carter saying, he had over 500,000 miles on the big rig! Well, I was impressed!

As a kid, growing up in residential neighborhoods; I'd never been exposed to a farming life, like Carter's - Grandpa/ Grandma Smith, living in rural Arkansas, was much different from Shanna and me growing up in Tempe, AZ, and Highland Village, TX... The vast fields/ farms of Ohio were a brand new, experience from what I used to.

Carter could see how curious I was about the land and machinery of his; and he was kind enough (and excited) to share his knowledge, experience, and love of the land, which surrounded him and his family.

I do remember Carter, his smile, laugh, and the landscape... Thinking back on family vacations, this cross-country trip is a cherished memory to me.

I wish we/ I could have taken more trips to visit the Cavalier family ... Family is important, yet not seen often enough!

Please forward Ms. Jane this email, giving her my condolences for her loss.



Love,

- Forrest
===========================================

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021, 12:52 PM Darold Smith wrote:
Hi Jane,
Here is a reply from my son, Forrest, to my email regarding Carter that Forrest requested that I forward to you.
The time frame of the trip mentioned was summer 1988. Forrest was about 11 and Shanna was about 8.
Love,
Darold
Darold K. Smith: PE, CSEP
Professional Engineer, Software and Electrical Engineering Texas
Certified Systems Engineering Professional, INCOSE
dsmith.csep@waldar.com
903 217-8259 (M)





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