OBITUARY

Orie Gene Carpenter

September 7, 1941April 30, 2021
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Orie Gene Carpenter, 79 of Athens, AL, passed away on April 30, 2021 at Limestone Health Facility.

Funeral Service will be Sunday May 2, 2021 at 3 P.M. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Don Terry and Tracy Carpenter officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00-3:00 P.M. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mr. Carpenter was born September 7, 1941 in Lawerence County, AL; to William J. Carpenter and Bertha Mae Warren Carpenter.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Faye Elizabeth Carpenter, two brothers Orbie Lee Carpenter, and Abrom Carpenter.

He was retired from United Airlines after 39 years. Mr. Carpenter is survived by three sons Shane Carpenter and wife Alyson of Athens, AL; Bain Carpenter of Rogersville, AL; Tracy and wife Susan of Athens, AL; seven grandchildren Brady Carpenter, Keegan Carpenter, Liza Carpenter, Klair Carpenter, Kate Carpenter, Cole Clayton, Drake Clayton, one sister Lona Faye Jackson of Athens, AL; and one brother Steven Carpenter of Athens, AL.

Pallbearers will be Cole Clayton, Drake Clayton, Brady Carpenter, Keegan Carpenter, Matthew Carpenter, and Scott Cook.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • Chapel Service

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

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Barb Fisher

May 2, 2021

How I can smile when I remember our back porch visits. Gene, Claude Marks and myself would end up on my porch laughing and "solving" the world's problems.
But most of all, I remember the front porch visits he made when my husband was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer. During those times he had a calming effect on both of us and I shall never that.
Godspeed, Gene. You were truly a GENTLEman.
Fondly,
Barb Fisher

cathy baker

April 30, 2021

I remember your dad/husband/grandpa from working at the airport; first, at Avis-Rent-A-Car in the 1970s and American Airlines in the 1980s. He was unique in that he was loved by everyone who knew him - always a gentleman, a mentor; but, best of all - he always made us laugh. I think part of his appeal was that he was usually an observer, a quiet type . . . but when he had something to say, he could make us ALL fall out of our chairs with laughter. I remember him as a generous man who humbly performed his job and loved his family. Those of us who got to know him and think of him as a friend were blessed.

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