Article Photos: Joe Carter Sr.: The father behind a major-league hero and a prolific Oklahoma City family 20/37

An usher holds one of Carter's fishing poles that was paired with another pole to create an arch outside the field house as Carter's casket was removed and taken to a waiting hearse. 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.