Banker known for his golf game, compassion, rapport
Newton County lost a beloved son Saturday with the passing of Ron Carter. Born in Porterdale in 1941, he lived in the county all of his life.
Known for being a compassionate loan officer in careers at First National Bank, Bank of Covington, Main Street Bank, BB&T and United Bank, he died after a brief illness affecting his lungs.
“ Coming through the funeral home line was a tribute to him,” said his son Ron Jr. of the crowd that wrapped around the block and filed into the funeral home one at a time to pay respects to the Carter family — some waiting as long as an hour and a half.
Ron Jr. said he was the consummate father.
“He was completely behind all three of us and my mom and all we did,” Ron Jr. said, “He set the bar really high for us, but he was always behind us as long as we did the best we could.”
Ron’s wife, Libby, met him when she was 13 years old. The couple later married in 1964.
“The most important person to him was my mom,” Ron Jr. said.