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Garry Thornton Carter

April 25, 1951 ~ January 14, 2020 (age 68)


Garry Thornton Carter, age 68, of Danville, VA, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on April 25, 1951, in Danville, VA, to the late Oren Jackson Carter “Jack,” Sr. and Julia Thornton Carter, who survives.

Before his retirement, Mr. Carter worked as a heavy equipment operator for Adams Construction Company, and he attended Sheldon Baptist Church. He was an avid drag racing fan, and his favorite driver was himself, and he was an avid outdoors man. Mr. Carter is known for being a very hard-working man by his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Julia Thornton Carter; children, Wendy Carter Haymore (Danny) and Daniel Carter (Stephanie Redd) all of Danville, VA; grandchildren, Brandon Lee Haymore and Jaydyn Powell; siblings, Oren Carter, Jr. (Joan), Randall Keith Carter (Shirley), and Stephen Ray Carter. Mr. Carter is also survived by his canine companion, Junior.

In addition to his father, Mr. Carter was predeceased by his son, David Lee Carter and brother, Ronnie Lee Carter.

The family will have a private service at the residence.

Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Carter family. 

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