Paul Franklin Carpenter

June 20, 1938February 28, 2018
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Paul Franklin Carpenter, 79, of Charleston, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston. He was born June 20, 1938 in Charleston to the late Russell and Della Mae Layton Carpenter. Paul was also preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Carpenter. Paul was a proud Navy veteran having served his country during the Vietnam War. Dad loved to sit on his porch swing, smoke his cigars and people watch. He loved to tell stories and make them sound so real but ended up being a joke. He was a jokester and smiled a lot. Dad was one sharp dresser, always had to look his best and he loved to travel. He was a very active member of his church, Jarrett Memorial Methodist, Elkview, and loved the Lord. Paul is survived by his children; Paula Tuttle and husband, Joseph, of Winston-Salem, NC, Paul Carpenter of Blacksburg, SC, Tina Carpenter and boyfriend, Scott Alcorn, of Winston-Salem, NC and Trenda Carpenter and boyfriend, Jerry Cooksey, of Blacksburg, SC; grandchildren, Adam Smith of Charlotte, NC, Stacy Hopper and wife, Beth, of Grover, NC, Dustin and Jason Carpenter of Blacksburg, SC, Nicholas Leach of Pond Gap, Brooke Leach of Hernado, MS, Brian Whitworth of Blacksburg, SC and Amy Gormley and husband, Cody, of Oceanside, CA; 7 great-granddaughters; 4 great-grandsons; and sisters, Nancy Montgomery of OH, Argathia “Babe” Carpenter and Geneva “Nebo” Corby, both of FL. The funeral service will be held 12:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Danny Kinder officiating. The burial will follow the service at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Family and friends will gather for the visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home on Sunday.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 4, 2018

Paul Franklin Carpenter

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Dave Tucker

March 9, 2018

The Tucker family is praying for y'all in your time of loss
Great memories of Pete in our heart's
Praying for comfort and knowing that one day we shall rejoice all together

Trenda Whitworth

March 4, 2018

Dad, It's hard to believe you're gone. I don't know how to handle this cause the pain is so unbearable. I miss you so much! I wished I could have just 1 more day with you so I could tell you how much I love. You were a great Dad! I LOVE you so much! Love Tren.

Paula Carpenter Syms

March 3, 2018

I did not have the privilege of knowing or meeting Paul but he was my 2nd cousin 1 removed. In reading his obituary it was like reading my dad's, Paul Ray Carpenter. He also had me, Paula and a daughter named Tina and we grew up in Quick and Elkview and it is hard to believe we never met. He sounds so much like dad I cried when I read Paula's memory. My heart breaks for you and all your family and hope one day we can meet as cousins. Prayers!

Lisa Cunningham

March 3, 2018

I had the pleasure of working for Paul taking care of his wife, Geri. They were the kindest people . Paul treated me just like family. He loved Geri unconditionally. He would have done anything in the universe to keep her smiling and happy! I met Paula during this time too. I really enjoyed my time with this family. I know he is happy now to be reunited with Geri in heaven now! God bless you all.

Paula Tuttle

March 2, 2018

Dad, I'm missing you so much. I can't believe this is real . I was hoping it was a dream. But it's not . I'm gonna miss my phone ringing and the ring tone saying it's your daddy calling to see what your up to. And you leaving me a message saying Hey Jake it's dad . I'm calling to see what you doing . Call me when you get a chance . I'm hurting so bad . I thought I would have more time with you. God had different plans. I would give my life to bring you back to be here. So my siblings could be with you and not feel the pain we all are feeling. I LOVE you and miss you so much. The pain is unbearable at times and I want to run from it. But one day we will meet again and you will call out . Hey Jake it's dad look at my new body God gave me. You and Geri and me. Laughing about silly things. Dad I LOVE you and I'm selfish I want you here on earth with me. But I know you went to heaven and Geri was waiting on you . Until we meet again in heaven . I LOVE you. P.s. Dad the doctors and nurses could not believe you was 79. They all thought you looked so good for your age. They thought you were late 50's. You sure are handsome. Love you so much. Paula