Stephen Carpenter, 70, of Lillington, North Carolina passed away on Friday, October 6th, 2017, at Duke University Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.
The memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Crossroads Church in Lillington where Steve was an active member of the church. Reverend Ken Dalton of Crossroads Church will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
Steve was born in Jackson County, North Carolina on January 31, 1947. He served as an Army Medic in the military for 6 years. He attended Clemson University where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree from University of South Carolina to become a Rehabilitation Counselor. He was self-employed. His favorite hobby was martial arts where he was a certified trainer in multiple areas including Tai Chi. He had a fourth-degree black belt in Aikido. Steve was well loved by his family and friends.
Steve is survived by his wife, Dixie Carpenter, of Lillington, N.C.; brothers Larry Carpenter and Keith Carpenter; daughters Courtney Travis and Kady Esparza; his grandchildren Bradley Travis, Josh Travis, Loryn Travis, Matthew Payne, Abigail Payne and Will Payne.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Duke Cancer Center, 20 Duke Medicine Cir, Durham, NC 27710.
Tuesday October 10th, 2017
1301 S Main St
Lillington, NC 27546
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Dixie, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a special man. Our prayers are with you and yours.
Love & Blessings,
Johnny & Carol Spence
Submitted by Johnny/Carol Spence on Oct 9 2017 02:37:28 PM
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Dixie and family, we are so sorry to hear about Steve's passing.
Steve was a good friend and a wonderful man.
Everyone in our office loved Steve.
He was a total professional with the highest integrity who always had the courage to "call them as he saw them".
Susan and I will always remember the wonderful day we had with you and Steve at Raven's Rock.
Steve was an expert in many fields and always excelled in everything he did.
Steve will be greatly missed by everyone in our office as well as throughout the many offices he served.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Submitted by Brent Adams on Oct 9 2017 01:31:38 PM
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Submitted by Lioni Velasquez on Oct 9 2017 07:43:39 AM
Dixie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Steve was such a wonderful friend. We are so thankful to have known him and we thank you for allowing him to enrich of lives. He was part of our family and will be forever missed.
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Dixie I am so sorry for your loss. You and the entire family are in my prayers.
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Dixie and Family - We are with you in spirit. Steve was a friend and expert witness we knew for many years. One of the few straight shooters in his field, Steve was well known and respected. He will be missed by us all. George Lennon, Lennon, Camak & Bertics, PLLC, Raleigh
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