A visitation for friends and family of Joseph Morgan Carpenter, who passed away Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 at his home in Wagram, NC. It will be held Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home Southern Pines, NC.

A native of Wagram, Mr. Carpenter was the husband of Barbara Aydelott Carpenter and the son of the late Joseph M. Carpenter Sr. and Mary Latham Carpenter. Joe was a graduate of NC State University where he was elected class treasurer for his senior year. He served in the U.S. Army, Airborne Ranger in Vietnam in the 1st Calvary Division as a Captain and Company Commander. He was awarded The Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, Air Medal, and other awards.

In the 1980s, Joe served a four-year term on the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. He spent his adult life working toward wildlife preservation.

In addition to his wife of 42 years, he leaves his daughter Sarah Preston of Atlanta, stepdaughter Suzanne McClure, Whispering Pines, granddaughters Emma and Haley McLaurin, grandson Rowan Hennessey, sister Linda Bennie of Naples, and nephews Star Elton, Jay Sellers, Jody Sellers, and Jenks Caldwell. He was preceded in death by his sister Ann Taylor. A special thanks to his caregiver, Justin Kocan.

Memorial donations can be made to Scotland Regional Hospice PO Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353.

Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com

Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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