Chuck Laverne Carpenter
Chuck Laverne Carpenter
  • May 18, 1974 - August 9, 2017
  • Kemp, Texas

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Charles (Chuck) Laverne Carpenter Jr. of Kaufman, Texas was born on May 18th, 1974 in Dallas, Texas to Ms. Donna Viola Lawson.

Chuck went to be with our Lord & Savior on August 9th, 2017 at his home in Seven Points, Texas.

He is survived by his brother, Joe Lawson and wife Shelly; his sister Judy Lawson; nieces Bailey L., Brooklyn L., Brittany H. and nephew Cody P.

Great nieces and nephews include Kylie P., Braylex H., and Brecken H.

Also, his girlfriend of many years Julie Brady and her children; Ricky S., Ethan B., Ryan B., and Jacob B.

Chuck grew up in Kaufman and attended school there until he left home and started a family with his wife Denise Cates. He earned his CDL at a young age and became

a long haul truck driver for over twenty years. He enjoyed seeing most of the fifty states and all that Gods country has to offer. In his later years, he enjoyed

working as a strip miner and driving/operating heavy equipment. Chuck was blessed with two children; Kaleigh & Kasey Cates but what really made his heart happy was

his grand daughter Harper Marie C. Chuck had many children in his life that he chose to love, guide and cherish along the way.

Chuck was an avid hunter and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, getting muddy at the mud bogs and grilling just to name a few. He loved the

Dallas Cowboys, Nascar and the Texas Rangers but most of all, he loved to make people laugh. He was always the life of the party and his infectious smile could instantly

light up the room, no matter the occasion. He cherished spending time with those he loved, including his family and countless friends. Chuck was an amazing father,

brother, Pawpaw and friend to many and will be dearly missed by all who knew and love him.

Chuck wishes were to be with his mother in her final resting place. There will be a graveside service to be announced as well as a

Celebration of life to honor his memory.


God saw you getting weary.

He put His arms around you

and said, "Come and rest."

He opened up His golden gates

on that heartbreaking day,

And with His arms around you,

you willingly slipped away.

It broke our hearts to lose you.

You did not go alone.

A part of us went with you,

the day God called you home.