Sept. 10, 2023
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Sept. 11, 2023


Sept. 11, 2023

Everett Willis Carpenter, 89 of Morganton, NC passed away, Thursday, September 7, 2023. Born on March 9, 1934, he was the son of the late John D. Carpenter and Ivy Willis Carpenter. Everett was a member of Southside Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He loved his church and his church family. Everett was the happiest when he was with his family. He retired from Plant 7 – Drexel Heritage. Everett also honorably served in the US Army and was proud to be a Veteran.

Everett is survived by his wife of 63 years, Charlene Carpenter; children, Mark Carpenter (Tammy), Bruce Carpenter (Sheila), Jane Crisp (Mark); grandchildren, Lindsay, Sarah, Logan, John, Jason, Amber, Jordan; great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Stella, Gabby; sisters, Lou Carpenter Causby (Bennett), Betty Jo Carpenter Style; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Everett is preceded in death by his brothers, Reece Carpenter, Hubert Carpenter, JC Carpenter; sisters, Laurene Carpenter Hoyle, Frankie Carswell-Beame, Willie Mae Saulman-Bradshaw, Helen Carpenter Brittain, Clara Carpenter Dale.

The family will receive friends from 4pm until 6pm, Sunday, September 10, 2023 at Sossoman Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at noon, Monday, September 11, 2023 in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Buster King officiating. Entombment will follow at Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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I’m so sorry. He was the sweetest man. The whole family are the sweetest folks you will ever meet. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Charlene, I was so saddened to see his name in today's paper. I will miss Everett as he always had something kind to say. We shall see each other on the other side.

—David L Tubergen
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My deepest sympathy to the family. You are in my prayers.

—Judy Hensley
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Bruce and family. Our deepest condolences on your loss.

—Lee and Dee Osborne
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Bruce and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts are prayers are with you.

—Margaret Holland

Everett was the nicest man I know. I worked in the office at Plant 7. We used to have daily conversations, & he would always mention his family. My sincere sympathy to the family! RIP!

—Susie Edwards
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Your father always seemed like such a fine individual and we know that he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers will babe with your family.

—David and Beth Burelson

Thank you for your service!! RIP Prayers for family

—Donovan Burke
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Charlene. So sorry for the loss of Uncle Everett.. He was my favorite Uncle, one of the sweetest men I have ever met. He will be missed. Please give big hug to Jane. I will see you at the receiving on Sunday. My prayer are with you and the children. My Daddy will be so glad to welcome him into paradise with him.

—Kathy Carpenter Frazier
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My prayers are with all of you .. sending much love.

—Melba Floyd