Ray Carpenter

Published 2:00 pm Thursday, November 8, 2018

Mr. Ray Carpenter, 60, of Ridge Road, Mocksville, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born July 7, 1958, in Spartanburg, S.C. to the late George Russell and Ruby Mae Cartee Carpenter.

Mr. Carpenter was a loving father, husband and grandfather.  He loved his dog Presley, camping, fishing, working on cars and was a Chicago Bears fan. Mr. Carpenter had a humorous personality and was independent. He had worked for McCoy’s Tree Service for 18 years.

He was also preceded in death by: a sister, Linda Carpenter; an aunt, Ruth Fowler; father-in-law, Woody Everhart; and a sister-in-law, Lesley Wright.

Survivors: his wife of 19 years, “Dee Dee” Carpenter of the home; 3 children, Taylor Combs (Garrett) of Harmony, Ann Carpenter of Florida and Spencer Carpenter (Karen) of Mooresboro; 8 grandchildren, Jaxon, Cooper, Paisley and Easton Combs and Briana, Erica, Nic and Josh Carpenter; 3 siblings, Kenneth Carpenter (Marsha) of Georgia, Kay Hopper and Lisa Carpenter, both of South Carolina; his mother-in-law, Leda Everhart of Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at Society Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Holder officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center, NHFMC Foundation, 1701 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, 27103.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.