Cherryville - Mr. Ben D. Carpenter, 81, passed away on Friday, April 27,
2018 at his residence.
Mr. Carpenter was born in Gaston County, NC on November 9, 1936, a son of
the late Barney Carpenter and Gaddie Mae Upton Carpenter. He was retired as
a trailer mechanic for Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation of Cherryville
and Custom Transport of Lincolnton. Mr. Carpenter was a member of Free
Holiness Church of Vale and also served eight years in the U.S. Air Force.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael
Chad Carpenter and a great grandson, Hayden Lee Carpenter.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Patsy R. Carpenter of the home;
three sons, Dwayne Carpenter and wife Donna of Shelby; Keith Carpenter of
Cherryville; Billy Carpenter and wife Clarissa; seven grandchildren, Curtis
Carpenter, Brett Carpenter, Mandi Carpenter, Candy Ingle, Shannon Carpenter,
Maegan Whiddon, Savanna Carpenter; also surviving are nine great
Visitation will be on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 3:30 to 4:15PM at
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service and at other times the
family will be at the home.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30PM on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Lackey officiating.
Burial will be Private.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28053.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of