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John Pershing Cartee, 99, of Statesboro, Georgia and husband of Dora Mae Waters Cartee, died Tuesday evening, December 4, 2018, in Sioux City, Iowa.

Born on May 8, 1919 in Metter, Georgia to the late Charlie Jackson Cartee and the late Mary Lanier Cartee. His parents farmed to support their 10 children: Wallace, Blonnie, Elizabeth, Walter, Charlie, George, John, Josh, Mary and Betty.  John was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church near Brooklet. He graduated from Pulaski High School where he played basketball on the All State Championship team in 1938. John received a scholarship to college but gave it up after his father died to run the farm for his mother and help raise his three younger siblings.

In 1952, he married his sweetheart Dora and moved to Savannah, Georgia, where he worked for Union Camp (International Paper) for 30 years, retiring in 1982.

John would make you a fabulous meal; he loved to fish and would get a great thrill even if the catch was small. He was one of the most loving, kind, hardworking, self-sacrificing, soft spoken southern gentlemen to his wife, children, grands and great-grands. He was a witty joker and made those around him laugh. He was, most importantly, a man of God who loved to give and serve. He’s not gone, he has just changed addresses.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four children, eight siblings, and his grandson, Christopher Cartee.

Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Dora; a daughter, Jane (Mark) McGlohon of Sioux City, Iowa; a son, David Cartee of Guyton, Georgia; grandchildren, Matthew McGlohon and Michaela McGlohon, both of Sioux City, and Savannah (Justin) Genaille of Port Royal, South Carolina, and great-grandsons, Collin, Daniel and Elijah.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, December 11, 2018, at Immanuel Baptist Church – 10290 U. S. Highway 80 near Brooklet.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning at Immanuel Baptist Church conducted by The Reverend Sam Martin. Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens in Statesboro.

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  1. Stacy Jones-Hartsock says:

    I am so sorry for your loss David.
    Please know we are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  2. Jimmy Watkins says:

    David I am very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family during this time mourning.My thoughts and prayers go out to all.

  3. Garry Nesbit says:

    Very sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolences to you and your family. God bless you all in this troubling time.

  4. Teresa Preve says:

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Cartee’s passing, I know he will be missed by his many friends and family. I worked with a Mrs. Cartee at JCPenney in Statesboro, she was a sweet woman too. I hope the family and friends can seek comfort in Gods promises of a time without sickness and pain Revelation 21:3,4. And b. And be aware he feels our pain and suffering and wants to be a source of comfort when we turn to him.2Corinthians1:3,4. Sincerely Teresa

  5. Trisha Lynes Bullington says:

    My mother, Charlotte Lynes, was a dear friend and we lived down the street on Fernwood Court when I was a child.

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Kathy Hodges says:

    So sorry to hear about your dad, David; but what a long and happy life he lived! I remember many conversations with him and your mom when you were in school and after. God bless you and your family.

  7. Jeff Clifton says:

    So sorry for your loss brother. What a great man to be a descendant of

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