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Cathedral Baptist Church
Monday November 22nd, 2021

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Cathedral Baptist Church
Monday November 22nd, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Robert Joe "Bobby" Carpenter, Sr.

Polkton – Mr. Robert Joe “Bobby” Carpenter, Sr., age 76, entered his heavenly home on Friday, November 19, 2021, while at home surrounded by family and friends.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00PM Monday, November 22nd at Cathedral Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Swaringen and Rev. Jesse Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Polkton, NC. The family plans to greet friends in the church before the service from 1:00 until 2:00PM.

A native of Anson County, Bobby was born January 16, 1945, a son of the late Robert Gilmore Carpenter and Callie Mae Phillips Carpenter. He spent 27 years working a full-time job with Carolina Power and Light before retiring in 2000. However, Bobby was never one to sit around pondering what he might do, so he made sure he had plenty of part-time jobs all along the way. He once had an appliance repair business that he worked evenings and Saturdays. He also worked for Ronald McCollum doing grading work and later had some equipment of his own that he would use to do small jobs for friends and neighbors. A deeply religious man, Bobby taught Sunday school and served as a deacon of the church for most of his life. He was an active participant in our local prison ministry where he was able to escort an inmate on Sunday evenings to church for preaching, Christian fellowship, witnessing, and a meal before returning him to the prison.

Another way in which Bobby chose to serve his community was by volunteering his time with both the Polkton and Burnsville Volunteer Fire Departments. He was an advocate for the younger firemen and enjoyed mentoring them. However, Bobby’s greatest joy in life was time spent being a father to his children and a grandfather/great-grandfather to his grand/great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Linda McLaughlin Carpenter of the home; two sons, Robert Joe “Robbie” Carpenter, Jr. (Tonya) of Olanta, SC and Russell D. Carpenter (Christie) of Norwood; a daughter, Angie C. Beachum (Ben) of Cottonville; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is one brother, Walter Fred Carpenter of Norwood; and a sister, Rosa Lee Powell of Polkton.

The family suggests memorials be made to Cathedral Baptist Church, 1215 Old Lilesville Rd., Wadesboro, NC 28170; or to Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, c/o Joyce Meachum, 2139 Stanback Ferry Ice Plant Rd., Wadesboro, NC 28170.

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A candle was lit in memory of Robert Carpenter, Sr.

We are so sorry to hear the news of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. Cidd & Laurian Cassidy Nov 26 2021 2:31 AM

Russell and family, may God's peace and comfort sustain all of you as you grieve together and celebrate your father's life.

Eric Skeen & Family Nov 24 2021 6:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Carpenter, Sr.

Andy Brewer Nov 24 2021 4:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Carpenter, Sr.

Anne McCormick Nov 24 2021 12:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Carpenter, Sr.

Cathy Horne & Family Nov 22 2021 7:37 PM

Linda, our Mom (and Daddy) thought the world of you and Bobby and always looked forward to church gatherings at Cathedral. I'm sure they both will be missed from kitchen duty.
Heaven sure has gained some special folks lately.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days ahead….

The Son & Lib Liles Family Nov 22 2021 7:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Carpenter, Sr.

Joe and Lynda Bieksha Nov 22 2021 6:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Carpenter, Sr.

karla Shields Nov 22 2021 5:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Carpenter, Sr.

Melissa parrott and girls Nov 22 2021 10:08 AM

Prayers for all the Carpenter Family. We will be praying for you.

Billy and Betsy Ammons Nov 22 2021 9:48 AM

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