Larry D. Corpening

November 12, 1951July 1, 2013
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Mr. Larry D. Corpening, 61, of Morganton passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Corpening was born November 12, 1951 in Caldwell County to the late Luther Corpening and Bessie Anna Mae Hood Corpening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Corpening, Jr.; sisters, Caroline Corbin and Julia Ann Corpening; mother-in-law Ruby Johnson Pearson; brothers-in-law Walter R. Johnson and Lonnie Lipford; sister-in-law Loretta Corpening. He worked in the furniture industry and was a member of Unity of Faith Church of God.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Paula Corpening of the home; his sons, Dionta Avery and Dondi Avery, both of Morganton; his daughters, Erica Johnson and fiancé Evan, and Delicia Johnson-Ervin and husband Wesley, both of Morganton; his brothers, Paul Corpening of Lenoir, Mark “Rickey” Corpening of Lenoir, Steve Corpening and wife Tammy of Conover, and Kelly Corpening of Lenoir; his sisters, Hazel Horton and husband Fonze, Debra Corpening and Cypress Gail Lipford, all of Lenoir; his grandchildren, Jordan Johnson and his girlfriend Gabby, Marisha Avery, Braxton Grant, Dondi Avery Jr., Joslyn Grant, Cydnee Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Jatavious Johnson, Wesley Avery and Faith (Krista) Avery, and a great grandchild Kayden Johnson. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other loved ones and special friends Elmer Pearson and Paul Calloway and his beloved dogs Molly Corpening, Lillie Johnson and Gizmo Williams.

A funeral service will be held Monday, July 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in Pendry’s Chapel with Pastor Billy J. Lipford, Reverend Eugene Kincaid, Reverend Annabelle Corpening and Evangelist Betty Lipford officiating. Burial will follow in the Johnson Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be the nephews of Mr. Corpening.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Larry D. Corpening.

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  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2013

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July 10, 2013

My deepest condolences goes out to Corpening Family. God Bless and keep you. From Alvin C. & Family.

Tiffany Harris

July 9, 2013

Gail Lipford and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your family member..May God comfort each of you in your time of need..

July 8, 2013

It's great to know that you made Jesus
your Savior. May the Lord bless and
keep your family. Garry & Cherry Dula

Renee RN

July 8, 2013

Sorry to hear of Larry's passing. May God comfort you during this time.

Angela Genwright

July 8, 2013

R.I.P. Unc you will be missed, family look up.

Houston(Peewee) and Evonne Patterson

July 6, 2013

Sorry for your loss our prayer will be with you and the family.

Peggy Hightower

July 6, 2013

Steve and Corpening Family: So sorry for the loss of Larry. I remember Herman always saying people said him and Larry looked like twins. We just have to remember, God makes no mistakes when he calls his children home. Look to God. He will pull you through this difficult time. R.I.P. Larry.

Ardella Sellers

July 4, 2013

Corpening Family. Know we are praying for you during your time of sorrow. God be your strength during this time. Know that Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Ardella Dula Sellers and Family.

Ernest & Irmgard Sloan

July 4, 2013

Sorry for your/the lost. Larry was a Great Friend and was always there when I needed Him. He was also a number 1 class mate. We will miss Him. May God continue to Bless Him and the rest of His Family. V/r Ernest & Irmgard Sloan and Family. (Modesto, CA)

Ernest & Irmgard Sloan

July 4, 2013

Very sorry for your/the lost. Larry was always there for me when ever I needed Him. A good Friend and very good classmate. We will miss Him. May God continue to Bless Him and the rest of His Family. Friend Ernest & Irmgard Sloan and Family.