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Giles Beckley Carter

Lebanon, VA – Giles Beckley Carter, age 95, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Born February 11, 1927, he was the son of the late Walter M. and Nannie Bowen Carter. He was born in Amonate, VA and was a 1944 graduate of Cleveland High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years and retired from APCO in Carbo, VA after 34 years. Giles belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Lebanon for sixty-six years and was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and enjoyed life to the fullest and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife: Mildred Puckett Carter; brothers: Evison Carter, Ezra Carter, Edward Carter and Marvin Carter; sister: Gertrude Silcox; grandson: Derek Allen Carter; and great-grandson: Jameson Allen Loudy.

Survivors include his daughter: Becky Carter of Lebanon; son: Allen Carter and wife Diane of Lebanon; grandchildren: Seth Padgett and wife Laura of Abingdon, Kayla Loudy of Mendota and Wesley Carter of Lebanon; great-grandchildren: Dera, Demi and Dane Loudy; several nieces, nephews, cousins and neighbors; and special friend: Frances Fleenor.

A special thanks to all the caregivers at Maple Grove and English Meadows for the excellent care they gave our Daddy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022 in Combs-Hess Funeral Service Chapel with Randy Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Ketron Memorial Gardens. Masonic rites will be conducted and Military Honors will be conducted by the Lebanon VFW Post 9864.

Serving as pallbearers will be Seth Padgett, Wesley Carter, Eddie Hall, Darrell Puckett, Alex Counts and Bobby McComas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Skeens, Eddie Skeens, Darrell Elam and Doyle Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cleveland Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 129, Cleveland, VA 24225.

Expressions of sympathy can be made on our Combs-Hess Funeral Service Facebook page and our website Combs-Hess Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, Va. 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Carter family. 




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