He was born April 22, 1938, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Henry and Florence Webb Carpenter. He spent most of his life in Rabun County. He was a butcher in the meat processing industry. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by: three brothers, Junior, James and Robert Carpenter; and two sisters, Marie Hunnicutt and Elizabeth Carpenter.
Survivors include: his wife, Carrina Marcus Carpenter of Rabun Gap; three sons and their wives, Stacy and Cammey Carpenter and Eddie and Jeannette Carpenter, all of Rabun Gap, and by Darryl and Rhonda Carpenter of Clayton; a daughter and her husband, Shelia and Jimmy Fowler of Wiley; four brothers, Carl Carpenter of Rabun Gap, Ervin Carpenter of Lakemont, Howard Carpenter of Dillard and Bill Carpenter of Suches; a sister, Arizona Holt of Clayton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Conner and layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial followed at Rocky Grove Cemetery in the Bridge Creek community.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Feb. 9, 2012