William Jackson "Jackie" Carter

Born: Sat., May 19, 1951
Died: Thu., Jul. 13, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 16, 2017
Location: Shepard Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 17, 2017
Location: Racepond Cemetery at Sand Hill Baptist Church

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William Jackson “Jackie” Carter, 66, of Folkston, GA, passed away Thursday July 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 19, 1951 in Charlton County, GA to the late Alton and Lorene Carter. Jackie served his country and community in many ways.  He was a County Commissioner.  He was a lifelong, avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed his time Volunteering with the Okefenokee Wildlife League and as a Georgia Nuisance Alligator Trapper.  He proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps where he was a Vietnam Veteran and bravely earned a Purple Heart.  

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Althea Starling.

He is survived; Two Sons: Shannon (Tosha) Carter, Zach (Kricket) Carter; Two Sisters: Ethelleene (Lamar) Kitchings, Marjorie (Jake) Crews; Four Brothers: Buddy (Faye) Carter, Tommy (Sheila) Carter, Timmy  (Vicki) Carter, David Wheaton; Five Grandchildren: Launa Carter, Callie Carter, Lainey Carter, Lexi Jane  Carter, Luke Carter and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

His commitment to his family, friends, and community did not go unnoticed. He will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 16 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home from 5-8 PM.
Graveside service will be held Monday, July 17 at 11:00 AM Racepond Cemetery at Sand Hill Baptist Church.

Contribution  in his memory can be made to the Okefenokee  Wildlife  League .

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Patricia DeLoach Scott
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.

luann k day
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
will be missed greatly love to all the family

John Eadie
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
I am very sorry that Jackie has passed on to his eternal life. We had a good conversation last time I saw him about 4 years ago. I know his family and friends will miss him very much. I understand he was an outstanding volunteer at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The "older Okefenokee swampers" are rapidly disappearing from the scene. God's blessings to his family.

Floyd and Sandy Edenfield
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
To the family of Jackie Carter: we wish to extend our deepest condolences to you all, to Shannon, Zack and families, we are saddened with the loss of Jackie, we think a lot of him, we Pray that God will give you all Strength and Comfort and Peace. Jackie was always smiling, and a very caring ma, he did a lot for Charlton panty, and he will be greatly missed by a young that knew him, he always did his yard so beautiful at Christmas, and we proud to be able to do it for everyone to enjoy. Rip Jackie Carter. Love e and Prayers to the whole family.

Floyd & Sandy Edenfield and Family

Pearl Stephens Tubman
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
So sorry to hear about Jackie, you are correct in saying that he will be greatly missed.
Our prayers are with the family now as you begin your journey to understand and learning to live without him. Your memories will be a wonderful and great comfort and always remember that he continues to live in yours hearts.
God bless you always,
Pearl Stephens Tubman

Patricia Purvis Pallone
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
My sympathy to all of my cousin's of the Alton & Lorene Carter families and Jackie's family.
I am so sorry with this loss of Jackie. My prayers to all. So many memories of my youth with you all.
Trish Pallone

The David OBerry Family
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
So sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you strength and comfort

Ferrell Howell
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
Praying for peace and comfort for all the Family and Friends !! Rest In Peace my Friend!!

Lisa malcomb Drury
   Posted Fri July 14, 2017
Deeply saddened by the loss this great man. Prayers for the family.

Dobie & Diane Conner
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
We send our deepest thoughts, prayers, and love, what an unforgettable day for so many, you get that call, someone may knock on your door, it never is easy for whoever learns of the death, the thing many dread, the one day you never want to know or face! Timing, there is never a good moment for this, for sure as God can part the sea, He can call your name, for you to go home to Him, the main issue, just always be ready, ready for that unforgettable moment, spiritually! There are usually no second chances when it
was done, it's done! What a huge void that will be felt by so many, Jackie, I would say, "Go rest high on that mountain", you have earned it for sure, catch up with all that has gone before you.May Gods love be spread around from all the lives you have touch and felt the kindness you spread, every where you went! God we ask for you to supply every need for this family in the days and months ahead, supply peace, grace, love as needed!

R. Faust
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
Shannon and Jack and Family, my sincere condolence to all of you. May your many wonderful family memories bring you comfort beyond measure during this special time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Allan Pippin
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
Jackie was a great guy. I'm so glad that I got aquatinted with him 8 years ago when visiting the Okefenokee Swamp with my son on his 8th grade Georgia trip. Jackie took me and my dad gator hunting in 2012 and 2016. Those nights out hunting with him will never be forgotten. He was a true southern gentleman and I considered him a friend.
The last night on the river the sky was so clear and the stars looked so close that you could almost touch them. We talked of Heaven and what it must be like somewhere up there among the galaxies. I sensed that he knew the Lord and I trust he is with him for eternity.
Rest In Peace my friend.

Scott and Celeste McCullough
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about this. Jackie will always be remembered to us as a good friend. We both learned so much from him. RIP Jackie. Take care Shannon. Love to you!

David Thompson
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Jackie and I had a lifetime of adventures while we owned the local newspaper and afterwards. I will always remember how he touched so many lives including my entire family and even today one of my grandson's. I have so many great memories with him hunting, fishing, gator hunting, raising our children (Jimmy, Jessica and Zach), going to see the Suns, and just hanging around together. He will truly be missed by Charlton County. I believe Charlton County never realized what a treasure he was to all. He worked behind the scenes more than anyone will ever know. God bless my friend and God bless his family.

Bill & Gail Towne
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
Jackie has left quite the legacy and will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family.

Roger Heaton-ROBIN
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
Prayers to the Carter family in their time of sorrow. Jackie will be miss by all who knew him. As a friend you could count one it was Jackie. As we;re both USMC keep the streets guarded till I can join you,Semper FI
may you rip

Donna Joseph
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
Rest in peace Jackie Carter, Prayers for his family

Mary Glassgow
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
To Etheleen, Tim, and the rest of the family: So sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. May God be with all of you!

Lee and Kathi Greene
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
We are sorry to hear about Jackie passing. He was a good person.

Rev. Alan Flowers
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
So sorry to hear of Jackie's death. Our condolences go out to the family. Your cousin, Alan Flowers, Pastor, Center Point Baptist Church.

Robert T Cook
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
I will always remember all the bear hunts and fellowship,that I have shared with Jackie and his family. Shannon,Zak my heart felt sympathy goes out to youand your family.I know what you are facing at this time;having lost my wife three weeks ago.

Terri Jenkins
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
Jackie Carter will always be fondly remembered for his many contributions - to family, community, and country. Jackie was a "one of a kind" person. If you were fortunate enough to know him, you never forgot him. He will be missed, and we will never be the same.....
For the family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can only hope that time and God will offer some lessening of the pain you feel. You can rest assured that Jackie is scouting the fields and running the waters in heaven, looking for the best spots to hunt and fish.
God's peace to all.

Chuck and Barbara Harris
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
Our condolences and sympathy to the family and loved ones. May God give sweet comfort to all, and the peace that passes all human understanding..

Preston Lewis
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
I always enjoyed working with Jackie when I volunteered at the swamp. I was shocked to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Rest in Peace.

Terry J Bimbo and Tamara Smith Harris
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

laverne/Angie Coleman
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
deepest sympathy. sorry for ur loss. Laverne/Angie Coleman

M-J Phillips
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
RIP dear Jackie-friend and humanitarian!

Shane Rowe
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
Carter family,

I would just like to say that I feel very privileged to have met Jackie. We were in your area for the West Mims Fire on an engine from Canon City, Colorado and the hospitality that he and his family showed us was beyond amazing. We had a great time listening to Jackie as he talked to us about his gator catching and the many encounters that he had as well as the time that he has spent in the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge. He brought us to his house for a fantastic meal as well as gave us the privilege of pulling in a gator that he had recently caught. The meal that the family put in front of us, was a meal for a king and there are not enough words to show our appreciation. It was obvious that in Jackies' mind, he was on this earth to not only serve the community that he lived in, but his country and anybody that happened upon him. Thank you for your service Jackie! It was obvious to me that his family will carry on the legacy that Jackie left behind, there will be big shoes to fill. May the good lord be with each and everyone of the the family members as well as friends that lost a great man. Again I feel beyond blessed that I got the opportunity to meet Jackie and know that he will be missed dearly.

Lt. Shane Rowe
Canon City Fire District
Canon City, Colorado

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