Article Photos: Joe Carter Sr.: The father behind a major-league hero and a prolific Oklahoma City family 8/37

Vocalist Rosie Kay Gross, bottom center, sings "Walk Around Heaven" before Carter's son, Fred Carter, delivers the eulogy.  About 400 family and friends gathered inside the Millwood High School Fieldhouse on  Tuesday,  Sep, 25, 2012, to honor the life and say farewell to Joseph D. Carter, Sr. at a funeral service that was sentimental and touching, but also full of joy and laughter. Carter is survived by a wife and their 11 children as well as 46 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.