Obituary: Jerry Dale Cart, Sr.

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Jerry Dale Cart, Sr., 82, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana.  The family kindly requests that attendees wear a mask.

Jerry was born on February 16, 1940, to Norval “Sleepy” and Reba (Sledge) Cart in Hinton, Oklahoma, and passed away on August 19, 2022, in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Jerry grew up south of Hinton and attended Hinton Public Schools until he joined the United States Air Force at the age of 17.  After leaving the service, he was a Park Ranger and Lake Patrol Officer at Ft. Cobb Lake in Oklahoma.  Throughout his life, Jerry was an entrepreneur in both Oklahoma and Louisiana, opening several convenience stores, a lumberyard, a Chrysler car dealership, and a Piggly Wiggly grocery store.  Jerry was also appointed as a Special Deputy Sheriff for Bossier Parish in Louisiana.

At a young age, Jerry became a cowboy competing in local rodeos.  His passion for rodeos lead him to become a rodeo stock contractor and rodeo producer for several years in numerous states.  In 1980, Jerry was named Rodeo Man of the Year by the Short Grass Country News.  Jerry’s love for horses led him to become an owner and trainer of thoroughbred racehorses.  He entered horses in races in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas for more than forty years.  Louisiana Downs Racetrack named him Trainer of the Month several times throughout his career, and in 2009 he was honored as Leading Trainer.

Jerry enjoyed playing dominos, watching westerns, eating ice cream, and listening to country music.  He lived a long full life and will be dearly missed.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Juanita, Jo, and Mickey; and one brother, Bobby.  Jerry is survived by his wife, Flo Cart of Benton, LA; four sons, Kelly Cart of Binger, OK, Brad Cart and wife, Connie of Binger, OK, Jeff Cart and wife, Lori of Binger, OK, Jerry Dale Cart, Jr. and wife, Diane of Binger, OK; one daughter, Jana Pierce of Bossier City, LA; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Please visit Jerry’s tribute page at

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