Gary Carpenter

Obituary of Gary Alton Carpenter

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Spencer, TN-Mr. Gary Alton Carpenter, age 67, passed away on June 15, 2022 from an extended illness. Gary was born in Great Falls, Montana on January 18, 1955 to the late Alton and Verda Gray Carpenter. His family moved back to Canaan, Vermont where he lived on the family dairy farm with his sisters Gayl and Nellie.

In 1977 he married his wife of nearly 45 years, Lola Glasson of Island Pond, Vermont. They moved to Spencer, TN (Piney Community) in 1989 with their two daughters, Kelly, and Kate. Gary was a truck driver most of his life, a profession he enjoyed. He worked in the woods in Vermont and at Alliance Tractor Trailer School, Bridgestone, and several trucking companies in Tennessee. He enjoyed hunting and watching wildlife, birds, and his pets.

Gary is survived by his loving wife; Lola Glasson Carpenter of Spencer, daughters; Kelly Dodson of Spencer, and Kate Carpenter of Delano, TN, grandchildren; Ethan and Emma Dodson, Layton Fisher, and Calla Carpenter all of Spencer, sisters; Gayl Tjornehoj of Poolesville, Maryland and Nellie Hanagan of Dickerson, Maryland. Five nieces and one nephew also survive.

Gary chose cremation as his final disposition and there will be no services.

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Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer, TN in charge of arrangements. (931) 946-4444