Hugh Carter Luckett went to be with the Lord February 7, 2023. Carter was born January 26, 1943 to Hugh (Jack) and Julia Carter Luckett. He was raised in Matador with his siblings Jack Mayo and Leadell. Carter farmed and ranched in Motley county his whole life. He loved growing a crop and he loved his cattle. But more than that he treasured the time he got to spend working alongside his family. On February 1, 2023 Carter and his bride Betty Payne celebrated 60 years of marriage. Together they built a home in Matador where they raised two children, Barbara Carlene and William Carter. Carter’s favorite title though was “grampa.” When the kids were young he loved to wind them up before sending them home to their parents. Carter often made calls to each grandchild just to see how their day was going. He did have the most impressive selective hearing though, and when he was done talking the conversation was over. Carter was famous for always being stuck or broke down. Although it was never his fault, he always blamed the pickup. A week wouldn’t go by without one of the grandkids rescuing him from Red Lake, the River place or the Gaines.
Carter is survived by his wife Betty of Matador, siblings Jack and Leadell; daughter Carlene (C.B.) Sutton of Stephenville, Bill (Kendra) Luckett of Matador; grandchildren Avery (Tommy) Freestone of Burleson, Andrea Sutton of Stephenville, Cade (Katelyn) Luckett of Idalou, Gavin Luckett of Austin, Gunnar (Maegan) Luckett of Matador, Kara Luckett of Matador; great-grandchildren Danny Howington, Rowan Freestone, Olivia Freestone and Tillie Luckett.
Services will take place Saturday, February, 11 at 2 p.m at the Matador Methodist Church with graveside services to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to East mound Cemetery or Matador Senior Citizens.