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W. Cone Carpenter, Jr.

W. Cone Carpenter, Jr. 

CHERRYVILLE – W. Cone Carpenter, Jr., 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas.

Cone Jr., was born on Oct. 8, 1936 in Cherryville, a son of the late W. Cone Carpenter, Sr., and Jane Daughety Carpenter. He was a graduate of Cherryville High School, and he attended Appalachian State University and graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been a full funeral service licensee for over 60 years, and he was associated with Carpenter’s Funeral Home for 40 years, serving as president from 1977 until the business was sold in 1990. Cone Jr., then went to work for Sears in Shelby for 14 years, and then joined the staff of Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home and was back serving his community. He was a faithful and supportive member of the First United Methodist Church in Cherryville and served on numerous boards and committees and was a member of the James L. Beam Men’s Bible Class. He was a member of Cherryville Masonic Lodge #505 A.F. & A. M., for over 50 years; a member and past Worthy Patron of Cherryville Chapter #156 Order of the Eastern Star; past District Deputy of the 23rd district Order of the Eastern Star; a member and past-president of the Cherryville Shrine Club; ambassador to Oasis Temple, Charlotte; ambassador to the Scottish Rite, Charlotte; and past-president of the Cherryville Lions Club.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Crawford, Sue Tallent, and Shirley Hood, and a brother, Charles Eugene Carpenter.

Survivors include two sons, W. Cone Carpenter, III of Lincolnton; and Ricky L. Carpenter and wife Laurie of Cherryville; a daughter, Teresa Carpenter Levasseur; six grandchildren, Trent Black, Clay Levasseur, Daniel Carpenter, Kurtis Carpenter, Jonathan Carpenter, and Alayna Carpenter; three great-grandchildren, Payton Black, Sadie Grace Levasseur, and Sarah Fox; a brother, J. Carroll Carpenter of Cherryville; two sisters, Jane Ann

Carpenter of Cherryville, and Elaine Neal of Crouse; and special friend and companion, Nancy Catena and her son Michael, of Cherryville.

Visitation was on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Cherryville.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Zack Christy officiating.

Burial was in City Memorial Cemetery with Masonic Rites provided by Cherryville Masonic Lodge.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.

A guest register is available at

Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the Carpenter family.