Captain John "Lucky" Carpenter

Jan 25 2014

90 year old Captain John "Lucky" Carpenter of Smithville died Friday at the V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, a Mason, Shriner, and a retired ship captain. He was also a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Michael Carpenter and Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday. Carpenter was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Nellie Ray Gambrell Carpenter; a son, Johnny Carpenter; and a half brother, David Carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Karen Carpenter of Smithville. Four sons, Craig Carpenter of Smithville, Michael Carpenter of Liberty, John Rex Carpenter of Texas, and Kirk Sean Carpenter of Virginia. Three daughters, Melody Jaquinta and Karon Sue Carpenter both of Florida, and Shauna Noel Johnson of Manchester. Seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a half sister, Carla Jackson of Texas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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