Breckenridge Texan

Carter A. Fore

Carter A. Fore
July 06
12:00 2022

Carter Atkinson Fore, 81, of Breckenridge, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. His funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the First Christian Church of Breckenridge, where he was raised, with Andy Rodgers, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Breckenridge Cemetery under the direction of the Melton Kitchens staff. The family welcomes friends to join them after the Woman’s Forum after Carter’s interment for a reception gathering.

Carter was born in Fort Worth, Texas, at Harris Hospital on August 2, 1940, to Ozias Atkinson (O.A.) and Ruth Carter Fore of Breckenridge. He was a 1958 graduate of Breckenridge High School and was a life-long resident of Breckenridge.

Carter married Julie Sharon Sullivan on November 23, 1962, at her grandparents’ house in Olney, Texas. They were married for nearly 60 years.

An entrepreneur, Carter owned and operated a livestock trucking business for 31 years, starting out with a bobtail truck. He had the first double-deck livestock truck in the area. At one time, he owned four trucks and leased six, for a total of 10 that he operated. He had a cattle ranch located primarily in Cottle County and some land in Stephens County as well. Twice he was a partner in the Haskell Livestock Auction. Carter served as the Precinct 4 Commissioner of Stephens County for 12 years. He spent many days hunting with his beloved English Setter hunting dog, Sam.

Carter’s civic and service involvement included: the Breckenridge Elks Lodge, First Baptist Church, and the Breckenridge Masonic Lodge #492, where he was a 57-year member and former Master. He was an Endowed member of the Fort Worth Scottish Rite, Lubbock Scottish Rite, and Moslah Shrine Temple.

Preceding him in death were his in-laws, L.S. and Pauline Sullivan; an infant daughter, Carla Sharon Fore; his brother, George Fore; and one nephew, Bradley Fore.

Carter is survived by his wife, Julie; daughters, Amy Mosley and husband Heath of Breckenridge, Melanie Maes and husband Patrick of University Place, Washington, and Melinda Carter Fore of Breckenridge; grandchildren, Travis Brown, Evan Maes and wife Haley, Chance Mosley and wife Brookanne, Cameron Maes, John Carter Maes, and Monica Brown; great-grandchildren Landry Mosley and Thomas Maes; along with his special nephew, Greg Fore, and special niece, Melissa Autry.

Memorial donations in Carter’s name can be made to the Breckenridge Masonic Lodge #492, the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, or the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, and can be left at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. Condolences can be made online at meltonkitchens.com.

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