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    Wednesday, October 28 2020
    Jesse Carlton Carter

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 04:20 pm   |  Permalink   |  11 Comments  |  Email
    Thank you Chief Carter for your service to the community for so many years.
    Posted by Jason L. on 10/30/2020 - 07:20 PM
    My deepest sympathy to the family. You will be in my prayers
    Posted by Scott Wade on 10/30/2020 - 09:08 PM
    So very sorry for your loss. Jesse was a hood man. Betsy
    Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 10/30/2020 - 09:54 PM
    Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss..I just saw Jesse recently at the Post Office. He was a friend to my father, Dr. Dan Baugh. They enjoyed some laughs together, and fishing stories! My deepest sympathies to you all, Janie Baugh
    Posted by Janie Baugh Singletary on 10/31/2020 - 08:42 AM
    We are thinking of you and the family. You are in our heart and prayers.
    Posted by Robert & Angie on 10/31/2020 - 08:11 PM
    Jesse Carter was a great police officer and a legend when I was growing up. Jesse and Frank were larger than life to me before I entered law enforcement, and it was in seeing upstanding men like Jesse in my community, as I worked at Bill's Supermarket, that inspired me to pursue a career in law enforcement. I was privileged to work with Chief Carter after transferring back to Area 22 and will always remember him fondly. My prayers go out to his family and I thank them for sharing him with our community!
    Posted by Joey Landry on 11/01/2020 - 10:02 AM
    My sympathy is with your family
    Posted by Nancy Alder on 11/01/2020 - 12:53 PM
    Sending expressions of sympathy to the family for their loss. Kathy & Ron Napier
    Posted by Kathy Napier on 11/02/2020 - 09:16 AM
    As an investigator I worked with Jesse on many occasions. He was a leader in the Lunenburg and Southside Virginia law enforcement community. He was a friend to the Virginia State Police and more importantly, a friend to me. I consider it a privilege to have known and worked with him. My prayers go out to the family.
    Posted by Jerry W. Barbour on 11/02/2020 - 10:14 AM
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Tim. Your dad was a remarkable man from what I read. You obviously take after him.
    Posted by Nancy Whitlock on 11/03/2020 - 04:58 PM
    February 1971
    Posted by Paul Cabaniss on 07/14/2023 - 03:30 PM

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    Jesse Carlton Carter, 83, of Kenbridge, Va. died October 28, 2020. He was born in 1937 in Caswell County, North Carolina to Clarence E. and Edna M. (Davis) Carter.  After high school, he served his country in the United States Air Force.  In the 1960’s, he moved to Kenbridge, Virginia and joined the town police force.  In May of 1966, Jesse was appointed Chief of Police for the town of Kenbridge and, in September of 1968, he was appointed Kenbridge Town Manager. Henceforth, he served in both positions simultaneously until his retirement on December 31, 2007.  Jesse was a charter member of the Kenbridge Emergency Squad and former member of the Kenbridge Fire Department; he served on the Board of Directors and as the Vice Chairman of the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy; and, was a founding member of the Piedmont Law Enforcement Association and the Tri-County Task Force. Jesse worked faithfully and tirelessly for the town of Kenbridge. He was successful in the town’s receiving millions of dollars in grants and funding in order to better the lives of the citizens in local community.  He was the devoted husband to the late Mildred Williams Carter, who owned and operated Mildred’s Meals in Kenbridge.  He was also married to the late Mona Lane Carter, Patsy Scearce Carter, and Alice Phillips Carter.  He is survived by his children: Patricia Daniel of Boydton, Virginia, Sheriff Timothy C. Carter of Shenandoah County and his wife Karen, Jay C. Carter of Crawfordville, Florida and Jessica V. Carter of Baltimore, Maryland; five grandchildren, Jamie (Daniel) Upton, Kelly Daniel, Mona Carter, Kurt Carter and Kyle Carter; and six great-grandchildren; and, his brother, Wayne E. Carter (Ann) of Roanoke, Virginia.  Jesse enjoyed fishing in the Chesapeake Bay.

    Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Kenbridge Heights Cemetery; the family asks that all persons attending wear face masks and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Lunenburg Health Service, Inc., P.O. Box 121, Victoria, Va. 23974; the Kenbridge Fire Department, P.O. Box 556, Kenbridge, Va. 23944 or the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police and Foundation, Inc., 880 Technology Park Drive, Suite 100, Glen Allen, Va. 23059.

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