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Ronald Davis Carter

May 24, 1954 - October 26, 2020

Burial Date October 30, 2020

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Ronald Davis “Ronnie” Carter, 66, of Thaxton, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020. He was born in Bedford on May 24, 1954. A son of the late Luther Davis Carter and Hazel Virginia Orange Carter.

Ronnie was a man’s man. He never met a stranger and was known for his laughter and good conversations. He loved his family and quality time with each of them, especially his late fur buddy, Roscoe. He often could be found farming, gardening, camping, and watching NASCAR. He retired from Bedford Weaving Mill with 40 years of service. He was a member of Glade Creek Baptist Church. He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed.

Ronnie is survived by his loving wife, Rickie Ferris Carter; four children, Shannon Davis Carter, Jonathan Carter, Tammy St.Clair Chapman and her husband, Robert and Toby Blaine St.Clair; three grandchildren, Destiny Carter, Sydney Carter and Robbie Chapman; five siblings, Peggy Carter Nester, Joyce Carter, James “Blu” Carter and his wife, Debbie, Linda Carter Savage and husband, Vann and Debora Carter and her special friend Teresa Hodges; two brothers-in-law, James Edward “Butch” Ferris and his wife, Peggy and Alan Lee Ferris and his wife, Shirl; mother-in-law, Ruth Ferris. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family, and friends.

A funeral service and celebration of Ronnie’s life will be conducted at 2:00pm on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Tharp Funeral Chapel with Pastor Phillip Ayers officiating. The burial will follow at Peaks Church and Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00pm and 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Tharp Funeral Home in Bedford. To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

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