Mr. William Gregory Carpenter, age 51, of Menlo. GA., passed away Saturday August 16, 2008, in Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Carpenter was born September 22, 1956, in Trion, GA., the son of the late William (Bill) Carpenter and Martha Wilson Carpenter. He was employed with J.P. Smith Lumber Company, A member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church, was the teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class of Spring Creek Baptist Church, Big Chief of the “Thunder Riders”, and preceded in death by a son, Shawn Harris, and a brother, Rodney Carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Grogan Carpenter, sons and daughter-in-law, Britt and Alania Carpenter, Trion, GA, Zack Carpenter, Menlo, GA., daughters and son-law, Faedra and Jeremy Rogers, Summerville, GA., Jesse Harris, Trion, GA, mother, Martha Wilson Carpenter, Trion, GA., sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Willie Blackmon, Summerville, GA., 8 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m. Monday August 18, 2008, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Derek Hall, and Rev. Billy Dempsey officiating with interment in the Spring Creek Cemetery. Active pallbearers, Jeremy Croy, Joey Brewster, Joe Dodd, Tommy Busbin,Dewey Brewster, Danny Powell. Honorary pallbearers, Employee’s of J.P. Smith Lumber Company, the Adult Sunday School Class of Spring Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Carpenter will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel and the family will receive friends Sunday August 17, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m.