Survivors include his sisters, Sue Carpenter of Newdale and Linda Shuttle and husband, Jeffrey of Newland; a brother, Steve Robson and wife, Elaine of Nebo; nephews, Bryan Carpenter and wife, Miranda of Marion, Tony Wyatt of Newland and Brett Carpenter of Newdale; three great-nieces; two great-nephews; and best friend, Joel Korte.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. The Rev. Nathan Silver officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Memorial donations may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenior, NC 28645. Yancey Funeral Service assisted the family.
Mitchell News-Journal 8/6/2014