Family-conducted memorial services for Robert “Rob” Nelson Carter, 51, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Fusion Church at First Baptist Church of Ardmore, with the Rev. Todd Davison officiating. 
Rob was the son of the late Charles Nelson Carter and Verna Bell (Arnold) Carter, Rob was born on June 6, 1966 in Ardmore and went to be with his Heavenly Father on Jan. 8, 2018.
A lifelong resident of Southern Oklahoma, Rob graduated from Ardmore High School in 1984. After high school, Rob traveled to Nashville, Tenn., for a time where he spent time as a session drummer and earned a total of six gold and platinum records for his work on songs for Reba McEntire, George Strait and Ricky Van Shelton; specifically, Van Shelton’s “Wild-Eyed Dream,” “Loving Proof” and “RVS III.” Returning home to Oklahoma, Rob worked as a radio personality for KKAJ and KICM, where he earned numerous awards for his work in the field of radio broadcasting. Rob was an avid and published cowboy poet. He also held a Class A Commercial Drivers License and most recently worked for Flow Boy as an operator. His hobbies included fishing, hanging around picking the guitar and anything else with strings with friends and knife crafting.  He enjoyed participating in Celebrate Recovery, his church and helping at the homeless mission in Ardmore. His most favorite thing, however, was spending time with his beloved daughter, MacKenzie Robin Carter.
Rob was survived by his daughter, MacKenzie Carter and her boyfriend, Brenden Kirkpatrick, of Norman; his two cats, Scooter and Peewee; and a handful of raccoons. He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Cremation-With-Care provided by the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory.