Robert Lee “Bob” Carpenter, Jr. age 69 of Requa Rd. passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at his residence. He was born September 30, 1951 in Lincoln County to the late Robert Lee Sr. and Merle Dellinger Carpenter. Bob was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam ServiceMedal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Republic Vietnam Campaign Medal. He retired from American Efird. Bob was a member of the Cherryville Bass Masters where he served as President for many years. He was a member of Second Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher for the Men’s Sunday School Class. He did services at Peak Resources on behalf of Second Baptist. He served as the Property and Grounds Chairman and always worked at the church to set up tables, change light bulbs, or anything that needed to be done.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Cheri Self Carpenter; children, Mickey Carpenter of Washington, DC, Lisa Carpenter of Texas, Leslie Humphries (Corey) of Saw Mills, NC, Diane Younger (Todd) of Union Grove, NC, and Susie Jenkins (Scott) of Cherryville, NC; grandchildren, Chloe and Sophie of Texas, Courtney Humphries of Sylva; Morgan and Evan Younger of Union Grove, Taryn and Maddie Jenkins Cherryville, and Raegan Black of Cherryville; sister, Sharon Smiley of Cherryville; and numerous other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held Monday, January 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Lail officiating. Burial will follow at City Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 201 N. Houser St. Cherryville NC 28021.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net