In Memory of



Obituary for Lonzo Carpenter

Peace will come, in the midst of sorrow!

A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the finest this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind, these are the memories he leaves behind...

Mr. Lonzo Carpenter, 79, of 101 Cedar Drive, Apartment B, Salisbury, N. C., was born in Iredell County on August 29, 1942, and was the son of the late Arlene and Bertha Mae Mills Carpenter. He departed this life on April 12, 2022, at Novant Hospital in Salisbury, N. C., following an extended illness.

He attended the Iredell County Schools and loved to watch Western Movies on television. He was employed as a machine operator, prior to his retirement from Parkdale of Landis, N. C. He was a member of The Reach Church in Salisbury, N. C. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Leach Carpenter; daughters, Sallie Leach Carr and Dorothy Lavorn Carpenter; three granddaughters, Kiana Ross Carpenter, Angel Leach and Carmen Leach; and siblings, Robert Carpenter and Herman Carpenter.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, one brother, Billy (Shirley) Carpenter; three sons, Lonnie Ray (Demetruis) Carpenter of East Spencer, Jermaine (Amy) Brandon of Huntersville and Patrick McCorkle of Mooresville; five daughters, Patty (Harold) Broadway, Jacqueline (Donald) Matthews, both of Salisbury, Dianne Carpenter of East Spencer, Arneitta Carpenter of Spencer and Melissa McCorkle of Statesville; grandchildren, Lanati (Keonne) Transou, Marilyn Leach, Tain Carpenter, Tylon Carpenter, Porsha (Brian) McClurkin, Brian Leach, John Leach, Sabrina Leach, Cassandra Leach, Candice Leach, Jaden Brandon, Bobby Leach, Stephanie Carpenter, Quentin Carpenter, Darell Carpenter, Sr., Larry Carpenter (Princess), Kenneth Carpenter, Rodney Carpenter (Rhonaca), Keisha Carpenter, Carmone Carpenter, Tadarius McCorkle, Quaneisha McCorkle, Shamiya Cherry, Zayana McCorkle, Lonnie Carpenter, Jr., Dorothy Carpenter, Dionta Phillips, Mikkiera Blackwell, Nalani Goodlett, Zhane Goodlett, London Carpenter, Delon Carpenter, and Sheree Jackson; a host of great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Miss Me, But Let Me Go!
For this is a journey that we all must take, and each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely, and sick at heart, go to the friends we know.
Laugh at all the things we used to do, Miss Me, But Let Me Go!!

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. at The Reach in Salisbury, N. C. Pastor Bradley Taylor will officiate and burial will follow in the City Memorial Park. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Carpenter at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Carpenter Family.