|2010 Wall of Fame Honoree
Fred McCarter, Jr. ... cowboy, educator, and friend to many.
Fred was born on December 2, 1942 in Independence. He has lived and worked in
Tangipahoa Parish his entire life. His love for horses and livestock was fostered at an early
age by his
grandfather, Rev. James Vernon, Sr. of Roseland. He was an active participant of 4-H at
Westside High School. He went on to obtain a degree in Agricultural Sciences from Southern University.
Fred McCarter, Jr.
He returned to Tangipahoa Parish and taught school for 25 years at schools including O.W.
Dillon, Spring Creek, and Loranger High. During that time, Fred was introduced to rodeoing by the late Mr.
Jim Dyer, a lifelong mentor, and Jack Corona, Sr., a life long friend. Fred attributes his professional cowboy
development to the late Calvin Greeley of Texas. Over the years, Fred has competed in calf roping, team roping and bull dogging with the Tri-State Rodeo Association and the PRCA.
Fred has always been a huge advocate of helping others to refine their rodeo skills.
He worked at Bear Creek Western Stores for many years and after he retired from teaching school he designed and
developed tack for Adams Western Equipment of Cookevile, TN. He has served as mentor to many young cowboys
over the decades including his son.Fred McCarter, III.
Wall of Fame Members
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Addison, Preston “P.I.”
Gregory “Todd” Baham
Dr. Nick J. Bruno
Buras, Brandon Wade
DuBois, Alice Vickers
Jenkins, Margie Yates
McCarter, Fred Jr.
Miller, Breanne Adele
Nevers, Ben Wayne, Sr.
Ridgedell, Thomas Wesley