Bluford Odel Carpenter, age 84 of the Tomotla Community of Marble, NC passed away, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at his residence.
He was a native of Graham County and the son of the late Hardy and Aloe Phillips Carpenter. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Steve Carpenter; brother, Virges Carpenter; and his sister, Alwayne Gee.
Bluford was a Veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Rogers Carpenter; sons and daughters in law, Mitch and Jo Carpenter of Maryville, TN, Dean ad Vickie Carpenter of Robbinsville, NC; brothers, Clinton Carpenter, David Carpenter, Avery Carpenter all of Robbinsville, NC; sisters, Mary Rogers and Betty Crisp both of Robbinsville, NC. He has 10 grandchildren, Matthew Carpenter, Michele Anderson, Cynthia Bird, Robin Nichols, Skyler Anderson, Payton Anderson, Crate Anderson, Shannon Eller, Sara Carpenter, Stephanie Fabion, 14 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverend Randy Huffman will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery where Military Rites and Flag Presentation will be conducted by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 2:00 pm Saturday at the Chapel prior to the service.
Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Carpenter family. An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com.
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