*****Due to inclement weather, the funeral for Mr. Carter will be held at 11:00 o'clock Saturday morning at First Baptist Church.
Mr. Benjamin Hill “Butch” Carter, Jr., 72, of Blackshear, passed away Sunday evening, January 31, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Hospital, after a brief illness.
Born in Waycross, February 9, 1948, he was a lifelong resident of Blackshear. Mr. Carter was an Eagle Scout and a 1966 graduate of Blackshear High School. He has been a strong supporter of his hometown through his service with The Blackshear Exchange Club where he served as past president and a past board member; and as a volunteer firefighter with the Blackshear Fire Department. Butch was a past member of Nimmer’s Fish Camp and Still Lake Fish Camp. He was retired from CSX railroad. Mr. Carter was a bailiff with the Pierce County Court System, and was an honorary member of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Blackshear, where he attended the M.I.S.F.I.T.S. Sunday School Class. Butch dearly loved his family and he will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched.
He was the son of the late Benjamin ”Ben” Hill and Mildred “Millie” Ester Wood Carter, Sr.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 55 years, Roxanne Haywood Carter of Blackshear; a son and daughter-in-law, Craig (Eugenia) Carter of Alpharetta; a daughter, Kim Carter of Blackshear; 5 grandchildren, Joshua (Sarah) Carter, Bethany Carter (Connor) Graham, Caleb (Jessie) Carter, Jared Kilpatrick, and Karlee Boatright; lifelong friend, Johnny Rhodenberry; along with numerous family members and friends.
Graveside services for Mr. Carter will be held Saturday morning, February 6, 2021, at 11 o’clock from the Blackshear City Cemetery.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines as well as the use of facemasks are strongly encouraged.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Souteast Cancer Unit, P.O. Box 667, Blackshear, GA 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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