Jetty E Carpenter, 76 - Spencer

Jetty E. Carpenter, 76, of Spencer, West Virginia, died November 24, 2007 at Roane General Hospital, Spencer surrounded by family.

He was born October 18, 1931 in Harmony, West Virginia a son of the late Johnny Hoyt and Beulah Cobb Carpenter. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Ferris Carpenter.

He was a tool and die maker, a businessman and a farmer. He was also an ordained Baptist Minister and had pastored at several local Roane County churches. He was an active member of the Harmony Baptist Association for many years with his church membership being at Henry's Fork Baptist Church in Tariff, West Virginia. He had more recently been attending the Boggs Fork Community Church. He was a US Army veteran having served in the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Naomi Jewell Nichols Carpenter; one daughter, Stephanie Carpenter and her fiancé Steven Bolte both of Spencer; three sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Jennifer Carpenter of Spencer, Ron and Caroline Carpenter of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Josh and Kim Carpenter also of Spencer; five grandsons, Adam, Solomon, and Jacob Carpenter, Kyle and Alec Crihfield, and an honorary grandson, Lewis Bolte; two granddaughters, Ally Rey and Naomi Jo Carpenter. Also surviving are two brothers, Johnny H. Carpenter, Jr. of Gandeeville, and Gerald Carpenter of Harmony; six sisters, Irene Harris of Cicerone, Pauline Bee of Parkersburg, Maxine Lilly of Hardeesville, SC, Erline Tolley of Canton, OH, and Octavia "Toots" Cox and Mary Lou Hargus of Harmony.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 28 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Charles Davis and Rev. Smith Epling officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery on the Carpenter farm on Boggs Fork Road near Spencer with graveside military rites conducted by several Roane County veterans groups.

Visiting hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.