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Charles Ray Carpenter

May 12, 1946 December 9, 2020
Charles Ray Carpenter
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Charles Carpenter, age 74, passed away on Wednesday December 9th, 2020 surrounded by his wife and children. He was born May 12th, 1946 in Covington, KY, the son of William and Elsie (Martin) Carpenter. He graduated from Boone County High School in 1964. He then earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Eastern Kentucky University.
In 1968 he married Sally Lynn Weaver from Union, KY. Together they had two children, Jesse (1976) and Emily (1981.) He served as a music pastor from 1973 to 1998. At that time Charlie and Sally answered the call to go to the mission field full-time in Grenada, West Indies. There he took his talents for music and leading people in worship to bring glory to God and draw people to Him. During their 17 years of full-time ministry in Grenada they built a school, a church and hosted many short-term mission teams.
Charlie was survived by his wife, Sally, his siblings; Brenda Carpenter, Chester Carpenter, Debbie Callahan and Cathy Alford, his children Jesse (Emily) Carpenter and Emily (Nathan) Chick and 6 grandchildren.
A graveside service was held on Friday, December 11th, but was only open to family due to Covid-19. The family plans to have a celebration service in the Spring that will be open to all who want to celebrate and remember Charlie’s life.
In lieu of flowers, Sally requests donations be sent to one of two organizations: Reset Ministries or Isaiah House. Reset is a Christ-centered, voluntary program for men and women in Greater Cincinnati who desire to radically change their lives. Isaiah House is a Christian ministry that provides food and other necessities to those in need in Covington and Ludlow, Ky.

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Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

5336 Old Taylor Mill Road
Taylor Mill, KY 41015

5336 Old Taylor Mill Road Taylor Mill 41015 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Isaiah House Faith Church

3830 Narrows Road
Erlanger, KY 41018

Reset Ministries

P.O. Box 72473
Newport, KY 41072

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