Banker known for his golf game, com­pas­sion, rap­port

The Covington News - - Front page - By Jen­nifer T. Long

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.

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