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Jack Carpenter, Johnson City

Published September 12th, 2011 10:52 pm

Jack Harlan Carpenter, 66, of Johnson City, died Thursday, September 8, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
He was a native of Johnson City, son of the late Jack and Betty Brien Carpenter. Jack was a veteran of Vietnam, having served in the U.S. Army. He was an Attorney; he served as counsel for East Tennessee State University, with the District Attorney’s office and as a Public Defender. His later years he worked his private practice.
Jack was of the Baptist faith. He was member of Lamda Chi Alpha and the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.
In addition to his parents, a daughter, Erika Carpenter, in 1998, preceded him in death.
Survivors include: his wife, Jean B. Carpenter, of the home; three sons, David Carpenter and his wife, Jamie, of Petersburg, VA, Jeremiah Carpenter and Jacob Carpenter, both of the home; two daughters, Crystal Carpenter, of Texas, and Rachael Carpenter, of the home; two grandchildren, Nathan and Micah Carpenter, both of Petersburg, VA; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. in the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home under the direction of Dr. Bill Shanks and Rev. Bob Wetzel.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at 1:30 p.m. Military Honors are to be accorded by: the Boone Dam VFW and the Tennessee National Guard.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to: the Make A Wish Foundation, 510 S. Willow St., Chattanooga, TN 37404 or
Online condolences are available at:
In charge of arrangements: Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521.