Billy Randal Carpenter, 75, of Fountain Hill, died Monday, February 1, 2021, in Monticello. Mr. Carpenter was a native and lifelong resident of the Prairie Grove Community in Drew County and a 1963 graduate of Drew Central High School. He was a member of the Arkansas National Guard for many years, and he worked for Burlington Industries for over 30 years. Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church, a Mason, and a member of the Monticello Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. Mr. Carpenter was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle and he will be missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marshal and Esther Alphie Carpenter; three brothers, Kenney Ray Carpenter in 2009, Garland Carpenter in 2000, Rev. Ronnie Carpenter in 2001, and a sister, Clotene Carpenter in 1947.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Adams Carpenter of Fountain Hill; a son, Randal Wade Carpenter and wife, Melissa, of Hamburg; a daughter, LaRhonda Deal and husband, Carl, of Jonesboro; two brothers, Mershal Carpenter and wife, Faye, of Crossett and Jimmy Carpenter and wife, Barbara, of Fountain Hill; four grandchildren, William Hughes and wife, Rebecca, Heather Grbach and husband,Steven, Michael Deal and Patrick Carpenter; four great-grandchildren, Natalie Hughes, Vincent Grbach, Emerik Grbach and Elliot Grbach and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services are 2 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 2021, in the Prairie Grove Cemetery with Bro. Josh Luellen and Bro. Paul Halley officiating. Memorials may be made to the Prairie Grove Baptist Church, c/o Sandy West, 309 Bowden Loop, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Visitation will be 1:45- 2 p.m., Thursday in the cemetery.
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