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Obituary for Mr. Jim Thomas Carpenter

Mr. Jim Thomas Carpenter, 74, of Dunn died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro after a nine month battle with ALS. Mr. Carpenter was born April 29, 1943 in Wilson County to the late Tom and Addie Batchelor Carpenter. He was also preceded in death by first wife Janet Raper Carpenter.

Jim was a 1961 graduate of Lucama High School, a member of Erwin Chapel Church, member of Palmyra Masonic Lodge #147 AF & AM and the Dunn Shrine Club. He was owner and operator of J & J Wholesale where he served his community and loved each of his customers. His greatest joy was giving back to his community and family. Anyone who met or knew him could see, or hear, the song in his heart!

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Central Baptist Church Tabernacle with Rev. Virgil Murphy and Rev. Marvin Smith officiating. Visitation will immediately follow the service. Burial will be in Wilson, N.C.

Jim is survived by his wife, Debbie Carpenter; son, Jason Carpenter and wife Terra of Dunn; daughters, Jackie Holt and husband Timothy of Dunn, Lacey Carpenter of Dunn and Adriana Carpenter of Lillington; and four grandchildren, Lindsey Holt, Jared Holt, Abby Carpenter and Maggy Carpenter.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to ALS, The Jim Catfish Hunter Chapter, 4 N. Blount St., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601, Memo: Jim Carpenter or to the Friends Fighting Cancer, Memo: Laps for Life, Attn: Courtney Phillips, 321 Cambridge Court, Dunn, NC 28334

Arrangements are by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home of Dunn.

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Central Baptist Church

6050 Plain View Hwy
Dunn, NC 28334





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Central Baptist Church

6050 Plain View Hwy
Dunn, NC 28334


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