David William Carter

January 17, 1957 ~ October 11, 2020 (age 63)


Mr. David William Carter, age 63, of Vidalia, died Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Savannah after a brief illness.  He was a native of Barnwell, South Carolina and was a 1976 graduate of Barnwell County High School.  He was an ordained minister and was a 1987 graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina earning a Master’s degree in Divinity.  He was the owner of Smith’s Fried Chicken in Vidalia, and at the time of his death, worked with Bestline Sash and Doors.  Previously, David worked at Choo Choo Supply, Pizza Inn and Piggly Wiggly.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vidalia where he served on the security team.  Earlier in his life he enjoyed camping, unicycling and golf, and he and his family performed acts in Georgia and South Carolina with the Augusta Skiing Club.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Jean Carter; and a brother, Jimmy Carter. 

Mr. Carter is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Selina Warnock Carter; one daughter, Christy Carter Cardona and husband Alex; two granddaughters, Sofía and Luna Cardona, all of Vidalia; two brothers, Hal Carter of Charleston, South Carolina, and Brian Carter and wife Jan of Barnwell; one sister, Marie Carter Lyle of Loganville; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church of Vidalia on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 7:30.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 14th, at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church with Reverend Don Moye officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church for the Marie Warnock Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 631, Vidalia, GA 30475.

The family has requested all attending the visitation and the service to follow CDC guidelines, including social distancing and wearing a mask.

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October 13, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
First Baptist Church Vidalia
107 East 2nd St.
Vidalia, GA 30474

Memorial Service
October 14, 2020

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church Vidalia
107 East 2nd St.
Vidalia, GA 30474

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