March 8, 1944 - October 17, 2021
William H. “Red” Carpenter, age 77, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Avery County, NC to the late Earnest Carpenter and Nellie Mason Carpenter. Red was very proud of the fact he retired from International Paper with 55 years of service and he loved his co-workers dearly. He also served in the National Guard for 8 years. He was a very skilled and smart man. He was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Linda A. Carpenter; two brothers, Gary Carpenter and Phil Carpenter and wife Melody Carpenter and brother-in-law, Bill Bennett. Those left to cherish his memory include his two sons, Jeff Carpenter and wife Regina, of Elizabethton and Chad Carpenter and wife Crystal, of Elizabethton; six grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Garrett R. Carpenter, Colton W. Carpenter, Cierra Carpenter, Aubree Thomas, Braycen Thomas, Chasity Skeens and husband Ryan Thomas; sister, Sue Bennett, of Tampa, FL; four brothers, Virgil Carpenter and wife Linda, of Jonesborough and Mitchell Carpenter, and wife Margaret, of Elizabethton and Jackie Carpenter and wife Connie, of Elizabethton; Joseph Carpenter and wife Tammy, of Elizabethton; brother-in-law, FD Spaller and wife Liz, of Erwin, TN; sister-in-law, Helen Johnson, of Elizabethton; special friend, Maxine English and her family and a lifelong friend, Roger Lowe; nieces and nephews, Billy, Greg, Stacy, Phillip, Patrick, Joseph, Bradley, Brandon, Wiley, Shane, Jason, Matthew, Kim, Stevie, Jill, Candice, Wendy, Dee-Dee, Joy, Amber, Dorah, Jessica, Rachel, and Amanda. A service to celebrate the life of William H. “Red” Carpenter will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Tim Chambers officiating. The family will receive friends between the hours of 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. prior to the service on Thursday. The graveside service and committal will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 22, 2021 in the Laurels section at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Johnson City, TN. Active pallbearers are Phillip Carpenter, Patrick Carpenter, Stacy Carpenter, Willey Spaller, Shane Spaller, Brad Carpenter, Joseph Carpenter and Jason Spaller. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bennett, Greg Carpenter, Matthew Carpenter, Brandon Carpenter, Dustin Collins, Steve Mallucawich and Rodger Lowe. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 A.M. on Friday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Oak Street Baptist Church, 804 Oak St, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or Crosspoint Fellowship, 206 Parkway Blvd, Elizabethton, TN 37643.
William H. “Red” Carpenter, age 77, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Avery County, NC to the late Earnest Carpenter and Nellie Mason Carpenter.... View Obituary & Service Information
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