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James Raford Salter

January 5, 1938 September 29, 2018
James  Raford  Salter
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Obituary for James Raford Salter

James Raford Salter, age 80, of Americus, died Saturday, September 29, 2018. A native of Cordele, he was born January 5, 1938 the son of the late Virgil Lee and Beulah Mae Salter. Mr. Salter was a member of First Baptist Church of Americus and was the manager of Rubos. Mr. Salter loved his grandchildren, fishing, baseball and spending time with his family. He was a great, strong, sincere, sensitive man who loved to make people feel warm and safe in his presence with his wit and humor.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bud Womack officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers include Rodney Carpenter, Carl Daniel, Al Erkhart, Jr., Allen Erkhart, Milton Patrick and Eric Salter. Honorary Pallbearers include Bo Patrick, Bobby Salter, Leon Salter, Lamar Salter, Glynn Smith, Frank Holland, Anthony Phillips, Flint Houston, and Grady Cammack.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and William Gay of Richmond Hill and Bonnie and Lee Tietjen of Americus; four sisters, Zelma Moore of El Paso, TX, Carolyn Bass of Americus, Geraldine Reddish of Americus; Dorothy Carpenter of Marianna, FL; three brothers and sister-in-law, Leon Salter of Americus; Bobby and Jean Salter of Americus and Lamar Salter of Americus; six grandchildren, Will and Kathryn Gay, Bradley and Nichole Gay, Jonathon Gay, Nazareth Jackson, Avid Toms and Brianna Toms; five great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula Lansford Salter and a sister, Billie Batts.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

2

Oct

10:00 AM 10/2/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

142 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel
142 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
United States

Service

Tuesday

2

Oct

11:00 AM 10/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

142 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel
142 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sunset Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

120 Upper River Rd
Americus, GA 31709

120 Upper River Rd Americus 31709 GA
United States
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