January 11, 2021

LAMAR- The family will receive visitors at Konantz Warden Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, for Harold “Doug” McCarter, 74, Lamar, who died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. A private family funeral will be held at a later date.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in care of the funeral home to the Robert Duncan Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Survivors include his daughters, Michelle Boehne and husband Corey, Lockwood and Misty Navaratnam and husband Anthony, Pittsburg, Kan.; grandchildren, Mickenzy Clemons and husband Haven, Clinton and Kiran, Kadin and Kyra Navaratnam, Pittsburg, Kan., and a great-grandson, Bentley Clemons, Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and a grandson.

Mr. McCarter was born Nov. 20, 1946, to Harold and Eliza Lea (Knisley) McCarter, in Coffeyville, Kan. He graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in Coffeyville, Kan. He received a Bachelors in Music Education from Kansas State College of Pittsburg in 1968 and Masters in Music Education from Kansas State College of Pittsburg in 1973.

He married Marilyn Jo (Holford) McCarter in Coffeyville, Kan. on Aug. 24, 1968. They lived in Norfolk, VA, Panama City, Panama SA, Altamont, Kan., Pittsburg, Kan. and Lamar. He taught as a band director in Labette County Altamont, Kan., Pittsburg, Kan. and Lamar. After retiring from 25 years teaching in Lamar School District, he opened a computer repair business, Computer Guardian Angels.

Mr. McCarter served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1974. During his enlistment he graduated from the Army School of Music in Norfolk, VA. During his service of the 79th Army Band he was stationed at Ft. Amador Panama Canal Zone, touring through Central and South America.