GD Carrick was born north of Gould, Harmon County, Oklahoma, on February 19, 1925. He grew up on a farm with a large family and extended family in the area. GD attended Gould High School until he joined the army during WWII. After the war, he returned to Harmon County to raise wheat, cotton, and cattle. He was known in the cattle industry for his knowledge and willingness to help young ranchers. GD married Virginia Foster on January 14, 1950. They raised four children and fostered other children through the years. They were honored to serve as class parents for many consecutive years. They were active members at the Church of Christ. GD was Santa Claus for several generations of Shelby/Kirby nieces and nephews along with other friends and relatives. Following his retirement, GD and Virginia moved to Norman to be close to family. GD blessed many lives with his friendship. He was faithful to keep up with his friends and family with phone calls and visits. He was diligent in gathering loved-ones together for Friday night meals. GD enjoyed watching sports and particularly enjoyed talking to his brother Leon about their beloved "Thunders". He died on Thursday, December 14th surrounded by his family. GD donated his body to medical science. In lieu of a funeral service, he requested to have a get-together in Hollis, Oklahoma. His final resting place will be the Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis. GD leaves his wife Virginia of Norman; brother Leon and wife Jean of Hollis; daughter Kelcie Carrick Carter and husband Kent of Norman; daughter Tracey Barnett of Clovis, NM; son Grant Carrick and wife Sue of Lexington, KY; and daughter Becky Carrick of Plano, TX. GD also leaves 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who he loved. GD was preceded in death by his parents, John Addison Carrick and Mary Dave Little Carrick; brothers Carlos Haught, Sherman Haught, MD Carrick, Floyd Carrick, JA Carrick, and Albert Carrick; and sisters Bonnie Shelby and Thelma Martin. Memorial Donations are welcome to the Center for Children & Families, Inc. located at 210 South Cockrel Avenue, Norman, OK 73071 in memory of GD Carrick.
Published on January 7, 2018