The Newnan Times-Herald


Ronald Lee Carter

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Aug. 07, 2019 - 9:35 AM

Ronald Lee Carter

The Newnan Times-Herald

A famous scholar made the point that if a man was to lead an honorable life, it was not enough to be faithful and successful in the larger aspects of life like a great business career. Faithfulness is best exemplified in the attention to those small but important details in life that build strong relationships with friends, with a marriage partner, with children and most importantly with the God in heaven who created us.

Ronald Lee Carter began his life’s journey of exemplary faithfulness on August 15, 1946. He was born in Newnan and was the son of the late James Grady and Annie Dalton Carter. He attended Newnan High School.

Ronald had a natural aptitude for anything mechanical and that carried over into his stint in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Returning home, he would spend his working career as a truck driver.

It was only natural that he would be a fan of racing. His spare time would find him enjoying the Braves and wetting a hook now and then when the fish were biting.

Ronald was faithful in the areas of his life that mattered most. He lived a life of faithfulness to his God and his church family at Trinity Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School superintendent. God received Ronald into his reward in heaven on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Ronald wrapped his family in his God led faithfulness that sheltered his dear wife of 49 years, Peggy Hayes Carter; his children Pamela Carter Dingler and her husband Jeff, James Edward “Eddie” Carter and his wife Allison. He adored his grandchildren Seth Newton, Carter Hughie, Maddie Carter, Bailey Woodruff and Bri Dingler. He is survived by a brother, James D. Carter. And in a footnote, he leaves behind his faithful furry friend, Pebbles. 

Funeral arrangements are by McKoon Funeral Home at 38 Jackson Street in Newnan where the family will receive friends and share memories on Wednesday evening between 6-8 p.m. His life will be remembered and celebrated on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at McKoon to be led by Reverend Rick Duncan. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery with appropriate military honors by The United States Army.

Online condolences may be expressed at

McKoon Funeral Home, 770-253-4580