Mr. Henry Grady Carpenter, 87, passed away Saturday evening, November 28, 2020 in his home in Greenwood. Funeral services are 11 A.M. Thursday, December 3 at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home with interment in Coila Cemetery. Rev. Brad Hodges and Rev. Dennis Gossett will officiate. Visitation is from 10-11 Thursday.
Grady was born December 3, 1932 to S. T. and Annie Carpenter in Drew, MS. He was raised in Carroll County and graduated from J. Z. George High School. He served in the U.S. Army and later worked for 28 years driving the Wonder Bread truck. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenwood. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and raising cattle on his land in Carroll County. Grady especially enjoyed spending time with his family and had a very special relationship with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mamie Sudduth Carpenter; three daughters, Betty C. Bazzell (Mark) of Canton, GA, Rebecca C. Edwards (Danny) of Greenwood, Jo Ann Carpenter of Duluth, GA; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Iott (Derek), Jonathan Jones (Dominque Reyes), Brad Edwards (Elizabeth), Reed Edwards, Brett Shanley (Katie), Bryan Shanley, Trevor Bazzell, Jenna Bazzell; and three great grandchildren, Preston Iott, Houston Henry Iott and Katelyn Hill.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Jones, Brad Edwards, Reed Edwards, Brett Shanley, Bryan Shanley and Mark Bazzell.
The family wishes to thank Marilyn Hale and Vivian Branch for the special care they provided, and also the Staff of Adoration Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Greenwood.
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