Arthur "Wayne" Carpenter, 67, of Plumtree, North Carolina entered into his eternal home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 28, 2017, surrounded by the love of his family. Wayne was born in Avery County on June 14, 1950 to Lemuel and Vinnie Lee Carpenter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents: Brown Low and Mary Carpenter and Wil and Lottie Woods; and brother-in-law, Bob Thomas.
Wayne was a loving husband, dad and grand-paw. Wayne was a member and deacon of Burlesons Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. His passions were his family, friends and raising Christmas trees. He never met a stranger and was always up for a long conversation.
Left to cherish his memories is his wife of 47 years, Frances Carpenter; sons: Trace Carpenter and his wife, Linda, Donnie Carpenter and his wife, Sarah and Jamie Carpenter, all of Plumtree. He was truly loved by his grandchildren: Shane Carpenter, David Carpenter, Sophia Carpenter, Jadie Carpenter and Allie Spence; brother, Milas Carpenter and his wife, Pat, of Hickory; and sister, Martha Thomas of Burnsville. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved dog, Bill.
A Memorial Service for Wayne will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4pm at Burlesons Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Arthur Buchanan and Rev. Trace Carpenter will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2pm until 4pm prior to the service at the church. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choosing.