Mr. Grady Carpenter, 93, Faith Circle, Johnson City, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, in the Lakebridge Health Care Center.
He was a native of Cleveland County, NC, but had lived in Johnson City most of his life. Mr. Carpenter was a son of the late James and Vertie Pruett Carpenter.
He was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Johnson City. Mr. Carpenter had worked in the automobile service industry for most of his life. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served his country during World War ll.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pauline Tittle Carpenter, in 1999; five brothers, Roy, Ralph, Wayne, Yates and Carl Carpenter.
Survivors include his two sons, Butch Carpenter and his wife, Brenda, of Johnson City, and Mike Carpenter and his wife, Diane, of Sherrills Ford, NC; four grandchildren, Mike Carpenter Jr., Kim Fowler, Kristy Anderson and Eric Onks; five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Annie Ruth Carpenter; a brother-in-law, Leonard Tittle; also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Carpenter will be conducted at 7:00 PM Sunday, July 14, 2013, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, with the Rev. Harold Jones officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 5:00 PM until the service hour.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, July 15, 2013, in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from the family and friends.
The family would like to give special thanks to the entire staff of Lakebridge Health Care Center for the wonderful care they provided.
Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home.