George Kenneth Carter Jr.

Published 10:14 am Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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Mr. George Kenneth Carter Jr., 84, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at his home.

He was born on July 11, 1936 in Davie County to the late George Kenneth Carter Sr. and Dora Lillian Nance Carter. Mr. Carter attended Dulin United Methodist Church and No Creek Primitive Baptist Church as a child.  As an accomplished, self-made entrepreneur, he owned numerous commercial and residential properties including Carter’s Used Cars, Ken’s Mobile Homes, and Jot Em Down Store, where the neighborhood children would visit to listen to the jukebox.  He enjoyed working and collecting antique cars.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, J.B. Carter, and a special friend of his later years, Jewell Botts.

Survivors: a sister, Dolly Carter Lemly of Lexington; a sister-in-law, Lucy Hendrix Carter; 2 nieces, Kathy Deese (David) and Regina Lemly; a great-niece, Angela Young (Josh); and a great-nephew, Christopher Deese.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at Dulin United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Sechrest officiating. The family has requested no contact and to wear a face covering.  They are also encouraging phone calls rather than visits.  Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Carter at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Rolling Heights Baptist, 228 Pineland Ave., Lexington, 27295; No Creek Primitive Baptist, 222 Aubrey Merrell Road, Mocksville; Davidson County Meals on Wheels, 104 E. Center St., Lexington, 27292; or Dulin United Methodist, 897 Dulin Road, Mocksville.