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JC Minter was born July 14, l935 to Louie and Avis Minter of Buckner, Arkansas. He graduated from Stamps High School in 1953 and left the area for Dallas, Texas. His first six years in Dallas were spent with First National Bank, Dallas. He was with the Mesquite Fire Department six years prior to joining Dallas Fire-Rescue from which he retired after 20 years. He was an avid golf player and served as President of the Sleepy Hollow Senior Golf Association. His pastimes were spent fishing and hunting. He was an ardent fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks and Texas Rangers. He was looking forward to seeing his church, Berean Baptist Church, relocate and build a new church on Highway 80 in Sunnyvale as Hope Church.
Mr. Minter was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herman Minter, David Minter, and Jerry Minter; sister, Flora Rader; grandchildren, Brandy and Brian III Minter; and a great-grandson, Henry Smith. Surviving are sister, Mary Cross of Shreveport; brother, Jimmy Minter of Hooks; wife, Greta Joyce Minter of Mesquite; daughter, Sherilyn (Pete) Galloway of Mesquite; sons Ron (Debbie) Minter of Watauga, Brian (Alisa) Minter of Wills Point, and Greg (Shay) Minter of Forney; grandchildren, Shasta (Joe) Smith of Grandview, Brandon (Hope) Galloway of Denton, Ashley (Danny) Gilley of Watauga, Preston (Brittany) Galloway of Dallas, Justin Minter of Dallas, Cassidy Minter of Forney, Callie Minter of Forney, and Chainey Minter, of Forney; and great-grandchildren Liam & Cooper Gilley of Watauga; Baylor & Macsen Smith of Grandview, Gentrie, Glenlee & Gage Galloway of Dallas, and Riley Williams, Dani & Jordan Galloway of Denton.
The family will receive friends at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home from 6 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2019. The service will be at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Interment will follow at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in the Garden of Roses. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren and in-laws, Brandon Galloway, Preston Galloway, Danny Gilley, Joe Smith, Justin Minter, Cassidy Minter, Callie Minter and Chainey Minter. Honorary pallbearers will be Shasta Smith, Ashley Gilley, Brittany Galloway and Hope Galloway.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hope Church Sunnyvale Building Fund, P.O. Box 850921, Mesquite, TX 75185-0921.