Mr Carpenter age 76 passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of 11/3/2022 as a result of a long struggle brought on by an automobile accident. James (JC) was the third oldest child of eight born to Emory and Evelyn Carpenter. He was born in Repton (Conecuh County,) Alabama. JC was preceded in death by his parents Emory and Evelyn Carpenter, daughter Tanya Sue Carpenter, sister Jean Carpenter Baas, half-sister Barbara June Strichik, brothers Winston Warren Carpenter and Ronald Emory Carpenter. He is survived by his daughter Miranda Carpenter Kurzejewski (Jeff) grandson Cade and granddaughter Reagan. Siblings Patricia Carpenter Hall (Roger), Jackie Carpenter Greene (Mike), Mike Carpenter, Muffy Carpenter Metts (Howard, deceased).
JC attended and graduated from Chipley High School, Chipley, FL in 1964. The family moved to Wetumpka, AL in 1965. James had a very long and successful career with the Army Corps of Engineers after retiring from the Army Corps of Engineers he worked for URS, Blue Dot, Costy’s Energy. JC was also a member of the Harley Davidson Ironheads. He loved and cherished all of his family deeply. He had many work related and other friends that he loved and they loved him. When family called his longtime Alabama friends to let them know of his passing. These grown men were saddened to tears. He was also fondly known as Grandaddy to all.
Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg Tuesday November 8th from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor William Baker officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in honor of his late brother-in-law Howard Metts to the ALS Association Alabama Chapter at 300 Cahaba Park Circle, Ste 209, Birmingham, AL 35242 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or also to Ironheads Motorcycle Club of Tioga County Pa. Liberty, PA