Roy Winston Panter, Sr., 92, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. He was born March 20, 1928, to the late Arthur and Eula Panter.
After growing up in Morganton, Panter served two years on an aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy before returning home, where he married and had two children.
Panter was elected as the Fannin County Clerk of Court, a position he held for twenty years. He was active in the Fannin County Republican Party and participated in veterans' activities. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge, where he served as an usher for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Panter; daughter Angela (Eugene) Spiva; son Roy Winston Panter, Jr.; grandsons Christopher (Ragen) and Jonathan (Jill) Spiva; granddaughters Lona Panter, Kristin (Cody) Morris and Megan Panter and five great-grandchildren, Noah Scheuer; Hudson, Grant and Harper Spiva; and Braxton Russell as well as his sister Robbie Luedke and brother Donald Panter.
A private graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 12, at JP Chastain Memorial Park with Rev. Claude Mathis officiating. Pallbearers include Eugene Spiva, Christopher Spiva, Jonathan Spiva, Noah Scheuer, Cody Morris and Brad Stimers.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.