Robert William Carpenter

July 22, 1944 ~ August 12, 2019 (age 75)

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Robert William Carpenter, age 75, of Ellenboro, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

     Robert was born July 22, 1944 in Rutherford County, NC, to the late Everett Clarence Carpenter and Williemetto Fite Carpenter.  He worked for Fast Food Merchandise for twenty-two years before retirement and for the Maintenance Department at the Ellenboro Town Hall.  Robert was a long time and faithful member of Victory Baptist Church of Ellenboro where he served as a deacon, church treasurer, Adult Sunday School teacher and on the pulpit committee. He was an avid UNC Tarheel fan and enjoyed gardening. He was dedicated to his family, his church and to his God.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, C.O., Everett Jr., Charlie and Harvey Carpenter and two sisters, Elaine Connor and Joann Cook.

     Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Geraldine Sams Carpenter; daughter, Tammy Scruggs (Todd) of Ellenboro; son, Reggie Carpenter (Robin) of Caroleen and a sister, Darcus Revels (Gerald) of Forest City. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Preston Scruggs (Kinsey Williams), Dylan Scruggs, Zach Scruggs, Brett Carpenter and Chase Carpenter.

      The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Victory Baptist Church with Reverend Johnny McCarty and Reverend Randy Church officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

      Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.


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August 14, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harrelson Funeral & Cremation Funeral Services
1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043

Funeral Service
August 15, 2019

11:00 AM
Victory Baptist Church-Ellenboro
531 Soco Gap Road
Ellenboro, NC 28040

August 15, 2019

12:00 PM
Victory Baptist Church-Ellenboro
531 Soco Gap Road
Ellenboro, NC 28040

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