John Austin Panter

July 12, 1928August 9, 2018

John Austin Panter, age 90, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Mr. Panter was born on July 12, 1928 in Ballground, GA son of the late Ralph Painter and Agnes Rogers Painter. Mr. Panter was raised in Ellijay and moved to Cartersville in 1947. He joined Atco Baptist Church in 1948 and then later joined Heritage Baptist Church where he served in many capacities including deacon. He retired from General Electric in Rome, GA after thirty-six years of dedicated employment. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty-six years, Fannie Collier Panter; brother, Edd Painter; sisters, Winnie Davenport, Ola Puckett, Nell Sellers, Jo McClure and Jean Smith; grandchildren, Amy Panter and Davin Lane. Survivors include his son, Scott and Susan Panter, Debbie and Marvin Guyton and Gayla and Ronny Lane; grandchildren, Brac and Louise Panter, Carrie and Grant Trotter, Craig and Donna Guyton, Janet and Henry Vucetic, Julie and Michael Daly, Sarah Lane, Stuart Lane, Savanna and Austin Wyatt; twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred and Jodie Painter of Big Spring, TX. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday, the 12th of August, 2018 at Heritage Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Tutterow and Rev. Jeff Wright officiating. Interment will immediatly follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Craig Guyton, Brac Panter, Stuart Lane, Steve Burnham and Gene Bunch. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Disciples Sunday School Class. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the evening until seven on Saturday, the 11th of August, 2018 at Owen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heritage Baptist Church, 1070 Douthit Ferry Road, Cartersville, Georgia 30120. Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, August 12, 2018

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Liz Dempsey

August 10, 2018

Dear Panter Family, I am so very sorry to hear the passing of Mr. Austin. He was a wonderful man who I admired greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this truly sad time.
Liz Dempsey