Ardith Messer, 81 of Carter went home to be with his Lord on Friday, June 8, 2018 at his residence. Art was born September 2, 1936 in Geisling, KY a son of the late William Newt and Margaret Ellen Haney Messer. He was a member of the Lower Grassy Church and retired carman from CSX. He was preceded in death by four brothers; Cleatis Messer, Aden Messer, Otho Messer and John Franklin Messer. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Freda Horsley Messer; one son Jeff (Paula) Messer of Grayson; three daughters, Pam (William) Chavers of Carter City, Diana (Kevin) Homan of Oak Ridge TN and Frances (Jesse Skaggs) Messer of Grayson; one brother, Lowell (Garnett) Messer of Carter; twelve grandchildren, Julia Homan, Michael Homan, Casandra (Corbin) Fox, Wayne Weber, Hannah Fannin, Jacob Fannin, Brandon Fannin, Kyle Jordan, Jeffrey Mongold, Jared (Anastasia) Jordan, Aloha Chavers and Kayla (Ben) Prather; four great-grandchildren, Veronica Weber, Cade Weber, Kevin Ison and Autumn Prather.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, 11:00 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home with Roger McGlone, minister. Burial will be in the Horsely Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday and after 9:00 a.m. Monday at funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com.