Waynesville, Randy Lane Carpenter, age 55, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at his residence.
A native of Haywood County he was a son of the late Joe Albert and Mary Ellen Williams Carpenter. Randy was drawn to the outdoors from a very young age, whether it was lake or trout fishing, camping or tinkering in his yard. He loved being surrounded by these beautiful mountains. For the past 20 years Randy worked for the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway, a position he cherished. Randy attended Victory Baptist Church.
Randy is survived by his wife and companion of 20 years, Brenda Carpenter; stepdaughter, Heather Davidson, of Spartanburg; sister, Sheree Hill, and her husband, Mike, of Waynesville; brother, Joe Steve Carpenter, and his wife, Martha, of Sylva; two nieces, Brittany Crisp and Morgan Carpenter; and a nephew, Wesley Hill.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Nelson and Reverend Millard Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Shelton, Marty Sutton, Neal Carpenter, Jeremy Messer, Chuck Moody and Terry Finger. Honorary pallbearers will be Victor and Bubba Carver, and Dale Glance.
The care of Randy has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.wellsfuneralhome.com