The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Josh Gibson Center, 20 Gibson Way, Buena Vista, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Union Church Cemetery in Buena Vista, Georgia.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Samuel Lewis Minter was born June 15, 1973, in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia to Nettie Ruth Minter and the late Samuel Lamar Minter. He was educated in the public school system of Marion County where he was a 1991 graduate of Tri-County High School. After his completion of high school, he enrolled into the United States Navy whereas he was the recipient of many awards and ribbons which included Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal and Southwest ASIA Service Medal. He was honorably discharged July 15, 1994. During his tour of duty he served in the 97th Infantry, Gun Crews and USS STUMP CDC-9781 and Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. On Sunday, January 15, 2023, Samuel Lewis Minter departed this life in Franklin County, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Devon Jarvoris Smith and his father, Samuel Lamar Minter.
He leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to his beloved mother, Nettie Ruth Minter, Buena Vista, Georgia; four children, Nyshana Terry (Tony), Daytriel Minter, JaKeria Minter and James Carter all of Columbus, Georgia; six siblings, Maurice Minter, Lou Ann Minter, Buena Vista, Georgia, Veronica Hunter and Kenyada Minter, Adrian Minter and Sammie Minter Americus, Georgia; grandmother, Johnnie B. Minter, Buena Vista, Georgia, uncles and aunts, Jeffery Minter, Sr. (Shadonna) and Timothy Minter (Lisa); twelve nephews, six nieces, and two great nieces; a host of loving and devoted friends including Demetria Muff-Greene and a host of other relatives.