Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc.
Mr. Royce Everett Carter, 85 of Blackshear, passed away Saturday evening, September 12, 2020, at his residence.
Born in Hoboken, GA on March 18, 1935, he had lived in Pierce County for the past 52 years. Mr. Carter was a 1952 graduate of Hoboken High School and graduated as the class Salutatorian. He had worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation as a Project Engineer for the State Highway Department from which he would go on to retire from. He had also collaborated with T. R. Long Engineers on several projects over the years – the Royce E. Carter roundabout on New School Road was one of those projects. Mr. Carter was very dedicated to his community. Over the years he had served on numerous committees such as serving on the board at Lakeview Golf Club where he was also a past president, as well as being a REMC Credential and Elections Committee Member for 11 years. Mr. Carter was a member of the Blackshear Rotary Club and was a former member of the Blackshear Exchange Club. He was a fixture at the OP and used to be a regular at the McDonald’s Coffee Club. He was an avid golfer and loved to be with his friends. Mr. Carter was a member of Blackshear First Baptist Church where he was in the Misfits Sunday school class.
He was a son of the late Everett Cecil & Leila Virginia Strickland Carter. He was also preceded in death by all three of his sisters, Darceil Cheshire, Syveta Mae Griffin, and Jacquita Laughinghouse.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Wood Carter of Blackshear; his son and daughter-in-law, Rhett & Lauren Carter of Blackshear; his brother and sister-in-law, Vance & Joe Ann Carter of Waycross; 3 grandchildren, Ashley Coast Carter, Royce Everett “Trace” Carter, III, and Sofie Renae Carter; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Carter will be held Wednesday morning, September 16, 2020, at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church in Blackshear.
Visitation for Mr. Carter will be held Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
The family will have a private graveside service at the Blackshear City Cemetery.
The family kindly requests that members of the Misfits Sunday school class along with the men of The OP serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 670 Main St., Blackshear, GA 31516 or to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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