Willard Henry Carpenter
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 17, 1949
  • Date of passing: Aug 15, 2013
Let the memory of Willard be with us forever

Willard Henry Carpenter, 64, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham.

A native of Durham County, the son of the late William Henry and Ethel Nipper Carpenter. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and was medically retired from Bugman Inc. in Durham.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 20, 2013 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by Brother Jack Cox. Burial will be in South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem.

Surviving are his wife of forty-four years, Trudy Painter Carpenter of the home, two daughters, Lora Carpenter Garrett of Oxford, Tracy Carpenter Britton of Wake Forest, a son, William E. Carpenter of Oxford, a sister, Lillie Mae C. Wiggins of Durham, a brother, Tyson W. Carpenter of Stem, seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby C. Ferrell and a brother, Lonnie A. Carpenter.

Visitation will be held Monday evening, August 19, 2013 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Carpenter family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Trudy Carpenter on 19th June 2016

"I miss you my love I know your father's day is a happy one in heaven but I wanted to wish you a happy father's day .love you and miss you my love."

This tribute was added by Trudy Carpenter on 28th March 2016

"I still miss you so much .I guess I'll never find happiness in my life .You were the only one who was understanding what I am going though I miss you holding me I miss your little kisses you used to give me on my lips.Guess i'll never get over you I'll love you till I get to you again love always your wife Trudy"

This tribute was added by Robbie Coates on 20th August 2013

"Willard (Birdman) I always looked forward to your emails that you sent me in the past and the last year or so you did not get on the computer sending jokes as much, but I could send you one once and a while and you would always respond Hey Robbie how are you doing and we would e-talk a bit. I will miss that. I love you and will see you later ok.."

This tribute was added by Anita Brantley on 19th August 2013

"So sorry for the loss of Willard.  Thoughts and prayers are with the family that God will give them the strength needed to get through this difficult time."

This tribute was added by sharon braswell on 18th August 2013

"Willard,I am so glad your suffering is finally over.  I will think of you the next time I cook a coconut cake for a family get together. I love you and I miss you. LOVE,SHARON"

This tribute was added by cassie hufford on 18th August 2013

"Pawpaw you were trully a great grandpa. I could have asked for a better one. You were always there when I needed your hugs. And told me straight up how to deal with something if I had a problem. I'm ganna miss being able to come up and say hey pawpaw and hearing hey girl! And getting your wonderfull hug. I know your in a much better place. And I know you'll be looking over us. I love you!"

This tribute was added by linda hernandez on 18th August 2013

"Willard you and I was like a brother and sister.  We loved to fight all the time about me, you and Trudy.  We laughed, cried and shared many a year together.  We talked of God and where our life was with our Father God and our Dear Christ God's Son.  He gave his life for us on the cross for us so you can look down at Trudy and I  just to see what we are really up to. LOVE!!!Linda"

This tribute was added by Trudy Carpenter on 18th August 2013

"My only love, I will miss you so much. I will always love  you, you will be in my heart forever,you was and are my only soul mate."

This tribute was added by bonnie johnson on 18th August 2013

"Willard you will be missed. I thank you for being there for me when I was young! I thank you got being there for my husband, your dear friend Earl! Most importantly, I thank you for being there for my sweet sister Trudy! Your love will be cherished and never forgotten!

Love Bonnie"

This tribute was added by Penny Pendleton on 18th August 2013

"Willard you've been through a lot with our family and you still loved my Trudy through it all. I will miss you so much. You were a great man and I know Jesus was happy to welcome you home. Until I see you again my uncle, I'm sending up love. Give my Mama a big squeeze for me and let her know she is still missed and loved. Love you so much Willard!"

This tribute was added by Patricia Pennington on 18th August 2013

"Willard, you will be missed and you where loved. I know you are in a better place but our hearts where broken when we lost you we cryed and we where hurt but God called you home he has a job for you to do and we will see you again and we will walk to gather in heaven. until then we will go on. until we meet again we love you."

This tribute was added by Tammy Ortiz on 18th August 2013

"I am so very sorry for the loss of the family. Willard you will be missed and I know you are in a wonderful place. I will keep praying for you and your family to heal with the loss. My prayers to all the family"

This tribute was added by Barbara Evans on 17th August 2013

"Willard,I am so sorry to lose you, but where you are now,is better than anything here. You will be missed by so many and I thank you for all the happy times we had when we were younger.I love you Willard and by the way look up Gloria and tell her we miss her and love her.One more favor, save a place for me beside you in Heaven, no skipping school there, thanks for the memories."

This tribute was added by mark BUDMAN parker on 17th August 2013

"willard  BILLY BOB  my  friend   think  you  for  all  the  great  times  we had . people  like you seem to go real far in my eyes youre a shining star. we  will  miss you billy bob  we know  where you are  when  i look  up  i will see  that  star  god  bless  you  and  your  family"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Carpenter on 16th August 2013

"I know you're in Heaven right know, with uncle Donald, grandad, grandma Carpenter & Pittman. Give them a big hug from us to. But, l also wanted to tell you. You'll be missed by so many of us down here and that we love you. Can't wait till we'll all be together again up there."

This tribute was added by Lora Garrett on 16th August 2013


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