Galen Carte
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Galen Carte
  • January 21, 1945 - December 18, 2016
  • Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Galen Jake “Cheyenne” Carte, 71, of Fayetteville passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.



Born on January 21, 1945 at Hico, he was the son of the late Harold French and Jessie Hawkins Carte.



Mr. Carte was a highly decorated Vietnam Army Veteran. He served two terms in the military from 1963-1965 and 1969-1972. In his spare time he enjoyed mowing grass, watching Fox News, and watching wildlife. He had a great love for his family, especially his two grandsons.



Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kent Carte.



Left to cherish many wonderful memories include his wife of 47 years, Dreama O’Dell Carte; two daughters: Angie (Paul) Holland and Christy Carte; grandsons: Jake Holland and Max Holland; siblings: John Keith (Janet) Carte, Betty (Charlie) Partin, Larry (Rose) Carte, and Dean (Janet) Carte; and special nephews: Kenny Carte and Okey Skidmore.



A memorial service will be held at 7 PM, Friday, December 23, 2016 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Carlos Hodge officiating.



The family will receive friends from 5 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home.



For those wishing to express your condolences to the Carte family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.



The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.