William Jackson “Jackie” Carter, 66, of Folkston passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 19, 1951, in Charlton County to the late Alton and Lorene Carter.

Jackie served his country and community in many ways. He was a county commissioner and also a lifelong, avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed his time volunteering with the Okefenokee Wildlife League and as a Georgia nuisance alligator trapper. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a Vietnam veteran who bravely earned a Purple Heart.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Althea Starling.

He is survived by two sons, Shannon (Tosha) Carter and Zach (Kricket) Carter; two sisters, Ethelleene (Lamar) Kitchings and Marjorie (Jake) Crews; four brothers, Buddy (Faye) Carter, Tommy (Sheila) Carter, Timmy  (Vicki) Carter and David Wheaton; five grandchildren, Launa Carter, Callie Carter, Lainey Carter, Lexi Jane Carter and Luke Carter; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

His commitment to his family, friends and community did not go unnoticed. He will be greatly missed.

The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 17, at Racepond Cemetery at Sand Hill Baptist Church.

Contributions in his memory can be made to the Okefenokee Wildlife League.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at

Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.

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