Carrol Dean Yater, 78, of Stanton, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Hospice House of Odessa. At Carrol's request, there will be a private family service.
Carrol was born to John Milton and Nina Gertrude Myrick Yater August 5, 1934, in Big Spring, Texas. He married Lyn Larsen April 6, 1992, in Tarzan, Texas.
He graduated from Courtney High School in 1951 and later graduated from Sul Ross University. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959 at Fort Shafter in Honolulu, Hawaii. Carrol returned to Stanton and farmed with his father. He served as Martin County judge from March 9, 1971 to Oct. 27, 1975, and had served on the Stanton Independent School Board. He was also involved in real estate and oil and gas leases. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lyn Yater of Stanton; a daughter, Tobie Maldonado and husband John of Midland; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kyle Yater; and two brothers, J. M. Yater and Travis Yater.
The family suggests memorials be made to Midland Children's Rehabilitation, 802 Ventura Ave., Midland, Texas 79701; J.M Yater Scholarship Fund, % Permian Basin Area Foundation, 200 N. Loraine, Suite 500, Midland, Texas 79701; or to Big Spring Humane Society, P. O. Box 823, Big Spring, Texas 79721-0823.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com