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“Our sympathy and prayers go out to Toni, and her entire family. Grandma Delzie Stamey was very proud of Von and always spoke of he and Toni with much...Read More »
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“Our thoughts and prayers with your family. He is in a better place. God bless ”
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“Toni, Terry & Carol, Connie & David. We grieve with you in the loss of Von. We are praying that God will surround you with comfort and peace. Von...Read More »
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily. Love you both lots!!xoxo ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Dixon-Elsass - knoxvile, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily. Love you both lots!!xoxo ”
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“To the Carpenter Family, I did not know Von but I have the honor to know his Daughter Connie. I can only imagine the character of Von as I read...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Denise Weaver - Crossville, TN

“Von was a good man!!! Toni and all of the Family will be in out Prayers!!! God will comfort all of the Family at this time! ”
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Von Herbert Carpenter, age 87, passed away July 27, 2012 at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Clinton. Born in the mountains of North Carolina he came to Tennessee as part of the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge. He worked at K-25 for 41 years and retired in 1985. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton for 59 years. "The Deacon" was a 32 Degree Mason with the Clinton Alpha Masonic Lodge #376 F.&A.M. for 63 years and a member of the Knoxville Scottish Rite for 57 years. He helped with the war effort by processing the first materials for the bombs that ended WWII. He started and shut down the process buildings K-31 and K-33. He was a devoted member of his church serving on many committees, teaching Sunday School and was a deacon for many years. Most members remember his smiles and hugs as greeter at the church doors and singing with the XYZ's. He coached girls softball and was a past president of the Optimist Club of Clinton.
Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Louise Carpenter; brothers, Lawrence Carpenter, Raymond Carpenter, Stoke Carpenter, Milton Carpenter, Everrett Carpenter, Aaron Carpenter and Glen Carpenter; sisters, Delzie Stamey, Essie Carpenter, Texie Mace, Almira Frathing; mother and father in-law, Daniel and Bea Deerman; sister in-law, Reva Sue Reed; brother in-law, Daniel (Jiggs) Deerman.
Survived by wife of 64 years and whom he was a loving caretaker to for the past 10 years, Iva Lee (Toni) Carpenter; son, Terry and wife Carol Carpenter of Clinton; daughter, Connie and husband David Kirk of Crossville; grandsons, Rob and wife Windy Carpenter of Clinton, Tim and wife Risa Carpenter of Indianapolis, IN; great grandchildren, Michael Daniels, Sage Carpenter, Ailyn and Marleah Carpenter; brothers in-law, Woodson and wife Carolyn Deerman, Kenneth and wife Diane Deerman and Jerry Reed; many special nephews and cousins.
The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caretakers at Morning Pointe Assisted Living who took care of Von and Toni for the last three years.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Clinton, Family Life Center, P.O. Box 268, Clinton, TN 37717.
The family will receive friends Sunday, July 29th from 2-4PM and on Monday, July 30th from 12-1PM at First Baptist Church in Clinton. Funeral service will be Monday at 1PM with Rev. Stan Elliott, Rev. Terry Baker and Rev. Sam Dean officiating. Interment will follow the service at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com

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