Kevin Lee Carte

February 04, 1967 ‒ July 04, 2014

Fredericktown, Ohio

FREDERICKTOWN:  Kevin Lee Carte, age 47, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 in his home following a tragic house fire.

He was born February 4, 1967 to Dennis L. and Lois (Bachelder) Carte.

Kevin was a carpenter by trade but had also worked in the assembly, cooking, and automotive fields.  He was employed at H&S Automotive, and enjoyed tinkering on cars.  He also did some factory work in the Shelby area, and cooked at the truck stop at I-71 and State Route 95.  More recently, Kevin worked at Oscar’s Restaurant in Fredericktown until he had to stay at home due to disability.

Kevin loved horses and competed in many rodeo contests including barrel racing.  He was particularly attached to his horse Princess Snowflake he affectionately called “Fancy.” He also had a special place in his heart for his dogs Kooskoos, Patters, and Lucy.

Blessed with a strong will, Kevin could be stubborn, especially when his mother wanted him to cut his hair!  He spent time with his father hunting, and won the Ohio Big Buck Award for his 22 point buck.  He never missed an episode of Law & Order or COPS and enjoyed most any crime show.  He was kindhearted, and will be dearly missed by his family and friends alike.             Surviving are his two daughters and son-in-law Alaina Carte of Mount Gilead, and Heather and Ron Mader of Mount Gilead, their mother Juanita Burch of Mount Gilead, five granddaughters Torrie, Alexis, Autumn, Allyson, and Breeze; his father Dennis Carte of Fredericktown, siblings Rena Moody, Jody Carte, Dewayne Carte, and Shelley Carte-Barnhill; nieces and nephews Lee, Gregory, Danielle, Casey, Chelsea, Chase, Breanna, Mikayla, and Dylon; step nephews Dallas and Austin; great nieces and great nephews Payson, Gregory, Audrey and another baby girl due in November.

Kevin was greeted in heaven by his mother Lois Carte, his grandparents, and his brother-in-law Rick Thomas.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 4 pm in Shauck Cemetery.  Pastor Rob Ratcliff will officiate.  Dennis Carte will host a gathering at his home in honor of Kevin following the service.  All are warmly invited to attend and a covered dish or refreshment would be greatly appreciated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carte Family.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Carte family and condolences to them may be made by

  • So sorry to hear of your lose.
    I went to school with Kevin and Jody in Mount Gilead.
    My thoughts and prayers and with you at this time.

    • Carol,
      Thank you for you condolence, it is greatly appreciated. It is very good to hear from you, just wish wasn’t under these circumstances. Thank you again!

  • So sorry for your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of Kevin. He was truly his own person and there will never be another one like him. May God comfort and keep each one of you during this time and may His blessings be felt as He brings healing to your hearts.

    • Thanks Allen and Ann. there were definitely many good times and some bad we shared that won’t easily be forgotten!

  • So sorry for the loss of Kevin.. No words can ease your hearts but know that our love, prayers and support are with you all at this time.. He will be missed by so many..

  • So very sorry to hear about the loss of Kevin. My family lived in Mt. Gilead late 70s-early 80s and he was friends (and elected family member) to us all. We send thoughts and prayers to the family. May you find strength to heal from losing Kevin. Much love to him, may he rest in peace.