Wallace Reid Carpenter
Published in the Charlotte
Observer on 6/17/2008
RUTHERFORDTON -- Mr.
Carpenter, 81, of 110 Squirrel Den Road, died June 13, 2008 at Rutherford
Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June
18th at First Baptist Church, Rev. Dean Baughn and Dr. Barry Hambright
officiating. Family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday beginning
at 10 a.m.
Born November 4, 1926 in Shelby, he was Professor Emeritus at Gardner
Webb University. He served in the US Army during WWII and was a member
of the North Carolina National Guard. A member of First Baptist Church,
he was a Deacon, a member of the Rutherford Kiwanis Club, and a former
head baseball coach at R-S Central High School. Mr. Carpenter played professionally
for the St. Louis Cardinals, and was a former City Councilman for Rutherfordton.
He is survived by his grandson, Wallace Reid Carpenter, III of Raleigh,
NC; granddaughters, Laura Elizabeth Carpenter of Rutherfordton, Barbara
McClure Carpenter of Asheville, NC and Daisy Boarders Carpenter of Rutherfordton;
brothers, Jerry Carpenter of Shelby and Billy Carpenter of Clearwater,
FL; and daughter-in-law, Sandy Hamrick Carpenter of Raleigh.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Bridges Carpenter, his
wife, Betty McClure Carpenter, and sons, Wallace Reid Carpenter, Jr. and
Alan McClure Carpenter.
Crowe's Mortuary is assisting the Carpenter Family.