Donald (Donnie) Greyson Carpenter(originally from Bath County, Virginia) went to be with our Heavenly Father and Savior on August 31, 2021.
He was born September 17, 1947 in Havre De Grace (Harford), Maryland, a son of the late Woodrow Herbert Carpenter and Helen Gay Williams Carpenter.
Donnie served with the U. S. Army in the Vietnam war. After an honorable discharge from the Army, he returned home to Bath County, Virginia and married his high school sweetheart, Helen Jane Agner Carpenter.
He was a proud and honored veteran who spent most of his retirement volunteering for Vets Helping Vets and The American Red Cross.
Donnie enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially fishing with his son, Chris, in the Gulf of Mexico. He was a member of the NRA and loved his guns.
Donnie retired from the Bath County Sherriff's Department after serving the Bath County community for many years, and also worked for The Bacova Guild and the National Forestry Service.
In addition to his love and best friend, Gloria Robbins, family members include a son, Christopher Carpenter and wife, Sherry of Swoope, VA; a granddaughter, Sierra Carpenter Hicks and husband, Logan of Huntsville, AL; a sister, Jan Lockhart and Bill Restivo of Toronto, Canada; nieces, Pam Ugan and husband, Steven, Tammy Ryder and husband, Charlie, and Amanda Harvey and fiancĂ©, Greyson Wolf; numerous great nephews and their families; sister-in-Law, Lynda Taylor and husband, Jerry "Wimpy"; and father-in-Law, Billy W. Hodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded to heaven by his wife, Helen Jane Agnor Carpenter; a brother, Dennis Carpenter; a sister, Sharon Harvey; a mother-in-law, Helen Tuke Hodge.
A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held in Belleview, Florida at the home of Donnie and Gloria from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
A Celebration of Life of will also be held at a later date in Bath County, VA, for family and friends.