Jerry Carter

April 28, 1947 - November 18, 2020 

Jerry Carter

April 28, 1947 - November 18, 2020 

Obituary for Jerry Carter

Jerry Carter, age 73 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on April 28, 1947, he was a son of the late Jim & Emma Burrell Carter. Mr. Carter was an auto body worker having worked with Akins Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ford Dealership as well as Homer McDonald. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. Mr. Carter was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an avid model car collector, loved attending car shows and old cars.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Carter.

Surviving are his loving wife of 33 years, Peggy Zimmerman Carter of Mt. Airy; sons and daughter-in-law, Gerald Carter of Cornelia, Stephen & Stacy Carter of Jefferson, Jeffrey & Amanda Caudell of Mt. Airy; daughter and son-in-law, Jody & Troy Tucker of Cornelia; grandchildren, Gabe Carter, Jake Carter, Jessica Tucker, Laura Tucker, Ashton Caudell, Abby Caudell and Ariel Caudell; great-grandchildren, Konnor Tucker and Kaylynn Tucker; sister, Susan Crawford of Louisiana; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Saturday, November 21, 2020 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Chad Parker and David Terrell officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army and the Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday at the funeral home.

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.

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