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Bobby Ray Carpenter

July 29, 1946 — December 19, 2023

Charleston

Bobby Ray Carpenter

Bobby Ray Carpenter, 77, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Mona Evans Carpenter entered into eternal rest Tuesday, December 19, 2023. His Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2023 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street at 1:00 p.m.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 26, 2023 in the Downtown Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

Bobby was born July 29, 1946 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late James Calvin Carpenter and Betty Nolte Carpenter.  He was a retired civil servant with SPAWAR and a former employee of the Charleston Naval Shipyard. Following high school graduation, Bobby enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a "Tunnel Rat" in Vietnam where he was awarded two purple hearts.  He was a life member of the VFW. Bobby was also a member of the Charleston Elks Lodge, a former member of the Charleston Rifle Club and was an active golfer at the Charleston Municipal Golf Course. 

Bobby is survived by his wife of 16 years, Mona; son, Bobby Ray Carpenter, Jr. of Charleston, SC; daughter, Kimberly Denise C. Click (Chris) of Johnson City, TN; siblings: Diane Carpenter, James Calvin Carpenter, Jr. (Jane) all of Charleston, SC and Genelle D. Stuckey of Hanahan, SC; three stepchildren: James Brown (Angel) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Margaret Buikema of Bailey, CO and Caroline Douglas (Eric) of Charleston, SC; and seven grandchildren: Courtney Owen Carpenter, Jordan Click (Laura), Sara Grace Click, Riley Brown, Lyla Buikema and Rocco Buikema. 

He was predeceased by first wife, Rebecca Quate Carpenter. 

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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