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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA

OBITUARY

James Quinton Salter

February 25, 1925July 30, 2020
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James Quinton Salter, 95, of Stuarts Draft, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Florien, LA on February 25, 1925, a son of the late Ottis Levi, Sr. and Easie (Givens) Salter.

After 33 and ½ years of dedicated service as a teacher, principal, and supervisor, James retired from the Sabine Parish School Board in 1980. In his retirement he enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, gardening, and writing. He was especially proud of the three books that he wrote: Zwolle Louisiana, Our Story and Smelling the Roses. However, he always said that what he enjoyed most in retirement was encountering former students and hearing their stories.

James served as an active Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Zwolle, Louisiana for more than forty years. He enjoyed the music program of the church, where he sang in the choir for fifty-two years and served as music director for ten years.

James was proud of his service in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He served as a radio operator on the crew of a B-29 Superfortress. His crew flew on thirty-two bombing and mining missions against Japan. His crew members were awarded the Air Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters and the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross).

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Ottis Levi Salter, Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Verlyn (Jordan) Salter of Stuarts of Draft, VA; a son, James Michael Salter of San Miguel, Mexico; a daughter, Rhonda Gwyn Carter and husband, Ben of Stuarts Draft, VA; James was especially proud of his grandsons, Benjamin Carter and wife, Kim, and Nicolas Carter and wife, Carolyn; five great grandchildren all of PA; one special niece, Robin (DeWitt) Lovelace and her husband, Paul of KY; as well as extended family and friends.

Due to COVID-19, all services will be private.

Those wishing to view and pay their respects may do so by visiting the Stuarts Draft Chapel on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 9am until 12pm. Those wishing to attend are asked to please wear a facial mask and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff with Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah and the Stuarts Draft Retirement Community for their loving care of James and his family.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Ottis Levi Salter, Jr.


    Survivors include his wife, Verlyn (Jordan) Salter of Stuarts of Draft, VA; a son, James Michael Salter of San Miguel, Mexico; a daughter, Rhonda Gwyn Carter and husband, Ben of Stuarts Draft, VA; James was especially proud of his grandsons, Benjamin Carter and wife, Kim, and Nicolas Carter and wife, Carolyn; five great grandchildren all of PA; one special niece, Robin DeWitt and her husband, Paul of KY; as well as extended family and friends.

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  • DONATIONS

  • the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Viewing

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Interment

Memories

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Hayden and Kris White

August 2, 2020

Such a sweet couple. Prayers for Mrs Salter and the family!!! ❤️💜💚😍😘

Edith Palmer

August 1, 2020

Many wonderful memories made when I had the privilege of working with Mr James Q. on the “Zwolle Louisiana: Our Story”. Truly a talented, remarkable Christian man. My love to Miss Verylen and family.

Travis and Sheryl Wilson

August 1, 2020

We have so many precious memories of Mr. James Q. His laughter, joy of life, sense of humor were evident whenever you were with him even for just a few minutes. His faith, integrity, and dedication was outstanding to all of us fortunate enough to know him. We are praying for Mrs. Verlyn and all of his sweet family.

Stuart &Jane Pitts

July 31, 2020

James was one of the most interesting and likable persons we ever
met. It was always a pleasure to be in his company. We will miss him
greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of
sadness.

Terry and Nannette Ebarb

July 31, 2020

It is with our deepest sympathy,
Rest In Peace Mr James, you never met a stranger.
God bless your loving family.

Frances (Hatcher) McTigrit

July 31, 2020

I will always smile when I think of Mr. Salter. He was an active member of our church and a beloved teacher and principal. I had him as my high school speech teacher. I earned (notice I didn't say he gave me) the only "B" I had on my high school transcript in that class! :-) He was always so kind to me and my family. He lived the kind of life that lifted others up and made them better people. He will be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Salter, Gwen and all his family members.

Joyce Sepulvado

July 31, 2020

My all time favorite teacher. He opened up the world of words, sentences, writing and imagination. Go rest high dear servant of Jesus! Thinking about you Gwyn.

Lon and Joanne Frank

July 31, 2020

WE WANT TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF MR. JAMES Q. SALTER, DISTINGUISHED VETERAN OF WW-2. WE WILL DEARLY MISS HIM.

PS OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE W/HIS WIFE VERLYN, SON, DAUGHTER & HER FAMILY.

LON, JOANNE & FAMILY.


Summer Sepulvado - Harper

July 30, 2020

Verlyn, Gwyn, Ben,

Please know that you are in my family's thoughts and prayers. Mr. Salter and I formed a wonderful friendship during that special 1996 Tamale Fiesta. I am honored to have had so many stories about your wonderful family shared with me over the past 24 years. We had such a special visit just last year.

I will be in Stuarts Draft on Saturday to wish my dear friend farewell.



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