Friday, December 2, 1955 - Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Larry Wyatt Carpenter went home to be with his LORD, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 61. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Piney Grove Assembly of God Church with Rev. Malcolm Parker, Rev. Eric Norris and his son, Bryan Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Mr. Carpenter was born December 2, 1955 in Houston County to Evelyn Sasser Carpenter and the late Billy Wyatt Carpenter. He was born at Moody's Hospital in Dothan, Al and lived in the Wicksburg community his entire life. He graduated from Wicksburg High School and furthered his education at the University of Carpenter Farms. He had a love and passion to the farming way of life and he contributed his knowledge on a daily basis to his family and friends. He started his farming journey with his dad, Billy Wyatt Carpenter, and expanded to Billy Carpenter & Sons. Later in life, he founded Larry Carpenter & Family where he had the opportunity of working daily with his family. Not only did his career consist of farming, he also had the opportunity of filling the pulpit on many occasions in service for our Lord. He was a loving son, husband, father, Papa, brother, and uncle. He was known widely for his contagious laugh that drew many life-long friends. Survivors include his wife, Joann Quattlebaum Carpenter; one daughter, Amanda Carpenter King (Chris); two sons: Shaun Carpenter (Heather) and Bryan Carpenter (Marcy); grandchildren: Tristen, Hannah, Haley, Jaren, Trevor, Saylah, Jovi, Case, Colt and Cam (on the way); mother, Evelyn Sasser Carpenter; sisters: Jean Forehand (Eugene) and Joan Clark (David); brothers: Terry Carpenter (Lynn), Billy Jim Carpenter (Patty) and Greg Carpenter (Shelly); several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. Serving as active pallbearers will be Billy Jim Carpenter, Greg Carpenter, David Clark, Eugene Forehand, Paul Forehand, and Ronnie Brannon. The words of the Apostle Paul epitomize Larry's life! " I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."