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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

William Albert"Smiley" Carpenter remembrance


William Albert "Smiley" Carpenter, 70, of 1014 Maple Street, departed this life Monday, July 1, 2024, after a long illness.


                                 William Carpenter, Douglass School, 5th Grade

Mr. Carpenter was born on January 18, 1954, a lifelong Kingsport citizen and a member of Mt. Zion Holiness Church.   He also attended the Douglass Elementary School in Kingsport.  He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Clinch Mountain Lodge 531 and Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688 F&AM. 

He was preceded in death by his father, O'lan T. Carpenter; mother, Hattie Bristol; and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Carpenter is survived by his children, Chad Lee and Dominic Peters; six grandchildren, Tiara Lee, Chae Lee, Jayla Lee, LaVeaha Harrison, TeArrius Brooks, and Ta'Kari Brooks; five brothers, James Henry, Richard Henry, Larry Carpenter, and James Carpenter; one sister, Mary Jane (Stanford) Treece; uncle, Lyneal Bristol; aunt, Edith Brown; special nephew, Clifford Miller; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Services for William Carpenter will be held on Thursday, July 11th, 2024 from 12 PM to 1 PM at the Central Baptist Church, 301 Carver Street in Kingsport.  Interment will follow at the Holston View Cemetery, 226-296 Yuma Road, Weber City, VA.

R.A. Clark Funeral Chapel and Crematory Service, 802-806 East Sevier Avenue, Kingsport is serving the Carpenter family.