William LaRoy Carpenter, 78, LaFayette, Ga.

Reverend William LaRoy Carpenter age 78, of LaFayette, Georgia went home to be with The Lord on Monday – July 8, 2018.

He was born in Chattanooga, TN, to the late William Lloyd and Annie Marie Mayberry Carpenter. He resided his childhood in Chattanooga, where he was a graduate of Kirkman High School – Class of 1958 and had perfect attendance all twelve years. He served the City of Chattanooga for over twenty years as an Auxiliary Policeman. He retired from Provident/Unum where he was the facilities manager. He had resided in Rossville for several years and the past thirty years in LaFayette, GA. He served as Pastor at Peace in the Valley Baptist Church. He enjoyed serving his church family, playing the guitar and working on computers.

He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-six years: Faye Carpenter.

He is survived by his children: Junior (Jennifer) Carpenter of Rossville, GA, LaNette (Charlie) Vaughn of Ringgold, GA, seven grandchildren: J.R. Carpenter, Charlie Vaughn, Brittani Williams, Lee Carpenter, Kassie Carpenter, Nikolas Carpenter and Nikole Carpenter, five great grandchildren: Raylan Vaughn, Eli Williams, Emmie Williams, Ellie Williams and Ava Vaughn; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Thursday from 6:00 pm -8:00 p.m. and Friday morning prior to the service.

Funeral services: Friday – July 13, 2018 at 12 noon in the chapel with Rev. Herschel Greeson and Rev. Eric Greeson officiating.

Burial: Lafayette Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes – LaFayette Chapel.

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