Graveside services for Mr. Virgil Lee Carter, 63, who died June 8 at his home in Baxley, were held June 11 at Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
Mr. Carter, born in Hazlehurst, was the son of Jack Carter and Kathy Sue “Shorty” Hayes. He retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections in 2016. Virgil attended Zion Church of God where he was a very active brother in Christ. He enjoyed charity poker runs, riding horses, and attending shows. Virgil taught many children to ride. He was very outspoken and loved to joke, but never shied away from the opportunity to testify about the Lord.
Survivors include his wife, Shelia Kennedy Carter; three sons, Carl (Paige) Miller, Patrick (Wendy) Miller and Michael (Sabrina) Carter and daughter, Kristan (Joe) Edenfield; 12 grandkids and five great-grandkids; three siblings, Charles (Linda) Carter, Randall (Becky) Carter and Phyllis (Delvin) Williams.
Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory was honored to serve the family of Virgil Lee Carter.