Kenneth ‘Carter’ Dallas

Kenneth ‘Carter’ Dallas

Kenneth “Carter” Dallas, 69, of Anna, died on May 29, 2024, in Overland Park, Kan., with his daughter and son-in-law by his side. 

He was born on April 27, 1955, in Anna, the son of Floyd and Edna Clayton Dallas.

He is survived by his daughter, Brandy (Patrick) Leary of Overland Park, Kan.; grandchildren Morgan (Matt) Bodnar of Raleigh, N.C., Jack Leary and Ryan Leary of Overland Park, Kan., and Amanda Leary of Austin, Texas; a brother, Mel (Gail) Dallas of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Gwen (J.D.) Tripp of Anna; as well as nephews and nieces Clark Dallas of Austin, Texas, Britton Dallas of Lockport, Alyssa (Chris) Solomon of Cobden and Jaryt Tripp of Denver, Colo.; a lifelong friend, Donald Gene Cunningham; other special relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Edna Dallas.

Mr. Dallas became a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro as a young child. He had many special Bible verses and talked daily with the Lord. 

He was an exceptionally hard worker, retiring from Anna Quarries after 45 years of dedicated service. 

He had a huge heart and would do anything in the world for the people he loved. He was a beloved dad, brother, papa and uncle.

He lived a very physical lifestyle in his younger years. He enjoyed running, snow skiing, boating, water skiing and earned a black belt in karate. 

He was a collector of many things, including motorcycles and cars. He was an avid outdoorsman for many years and spent countless hours riding his side-by-side to his favorite hunting and fishing spots. 

He liked to travel and spend time in Florida during the winter months. He enjoyed watching football, basketball and “Gunsmoke.”

Funeral services for Carter Dallas were at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Pastor Doug Bridgeman officiating. Interment followed at the Anna Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to Residential Hospice. His family expressed sincere gratitude to the wonderful staff of Hospice, especially his nurses Shelly and Missy, for the excellent care they provided to their father, brother and papa during his illness.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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