Fredrick Roy Carpenter

September 19, 1945April 8, 2019

Fredrick Roy "Rick" Carpenter, age 73, of Claremont, NC, passed away after a period of declining health on Monday, April 8, 2019, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC. Born September 19, 1945 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Roy Berman Carpenter and Freeda Pauline Sigmon Carpenter.

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by a brother, Charles B. Carpenter; and father-in-law Everette A. Huffman and mother-in-law, Muriel H. Huffman.

Rick was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Claremont. He retired after 28 years at CommScope. Rick was a very devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Jan Huffman Carpenter of the home; son, David E. Tucker and wife, Lisa of Claremont; daughter, Nikki Aiken and husband, Mark of Claremont; brother, Gary W. Carpenter and wife, Susan of Claremont; sisters, Sandra C. Tallant and husband, Richard of Claremont, Patricia C. Miller and husband, Michael of Claremont; sister-in-law, Pat H. Carson of Jefferson, NC; grandchildren, Michael Thomas, Shirley Aiken, Guy Aiken, Christopher Aiken, Davis Tucker, Mallerie Aiken, and Holden Tucker; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m on Friday, April 12, 2019, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Claremont, with Rev. Gary Haddock officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 12:00 p.m . to 12:45 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the Carpenter family at In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: St. Marks Lutheran Church, 3216 W. Main St., Claremont, NC 28610 or Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Rd. #250, Charlotte, NC 28209

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Garland Hughes, CVMC, and Carolina Caring for their loving and compassionate care of Rick.

The Carpenter family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019

Fredrick Roy Carpenter

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Jerry Reece

April 13, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. Jerry Reece