Jimmy E. Carpenter
Funeral Date: 12/12/2015

Obituary:
Jimmy E. Carpenter, age 47, of Hermitage, AR, died Wednesday, December 9th in Cleveland County, AR as a result of an auto accident. He was born on January 10th, 1968 in Monticello, AR, a son of Christine Evans Carpenter, Warren, AR and the late Floyd Carpenter. "The Legend" was employed for 17 years with Mondi Paper Mill in Pine Bluff. He loved spending time with his family, everything Elvis Presley, watching WWE wrestling, deer hunting, scratch-off tickets, pulling pranks, and getting a good deal at everywhere from thrift stores and yard sales to treasure found on the side of the road. Jim enjoyed turning a profit on his "good deals" and "treasures" or even trading up for something better. Most of all, Jim loved to make people laugh, whether it was a silly song, a dance, or a hunting video. Jim had a heart of gold and was known by all as selfless and generous. He thought of and put others before himself, made sacrifices for those he loved, and would give you anything you needed. Jim never met a stranger and will leave a lasting impact on all who knew him. And yes, he was a "Legend." Jim is preceded in death by his father, Floyd Carpenter, and father-in-law, Clyde J. Ross. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Ross Carpenter, whom he married April 1, 2008. A son, Ryan Matthew Carpenter, Dumas, AR. 4 daughters, Ashley Renee Carpenter, New Edinburg, AR; Jessica Hill and spouse Daniel, Crossett, AR; Nicole Thomas and spouse Chris, Johnsville, AR; and Michelle Allen and spouse Brandon, Warren, AR. 2 brothers, Billy Carpenter and spouse Joanna, Warren, AR, and Danny Glover and spouse Lois, Monticello, AR. 4 sisters, Jeanie Cade and spouse Michael, Warren, AR; Rita Walker and spouse Dale, Lake Village, AR; Rachel Thomas, Warren, AR; and Debbie Blount and spouse Robert, Hermitage, AR. His mother, Christine Evans Carpenter, Warren, AR, and mother-in-law, Willie Sue Ross, Warren, AR. 7 grandchildren, Braydon Owen Temple, Rylee Margaret Hill, Harley Madison Temple, Joseph Gene Thomas, Christopher Dale Thomas, Joey Danielle Hill, and Baby Hill. Jim is also survived by Steven Slater Lane, Amie Michelle Nelson, Kaiden Dion Nelson, Kylie Danielle Nelson, all of Dumas, AR, Zackery Wayne Rawls, New Edinburg, AR, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were1:30PM Saturday, December 12th at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Ed Hill officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer Funeral Home. Linda Barrett was organist. Active pallbearers were; Jim Taylor, Joseph Michaels, Daniel Glover, Edward Lucas, Wayne Cox, Terry Irvin, Jerry Moody, Michael Greenwood, Christ Earnest, Jeff Parker and Anthony Glover. Honorary pallbearers were; Jason Johnston, John Wayne Slaughter, Chris Thomas, Michael Rawls, Michael Cade, Daniel Hill, Brandon Allen, Slater Lane and Gary McAnlly.

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Name: Shelia Jackson
Message: My love and prayers go out to my classmate Wanda Ross Carpenter and her family. Trust in Him and He will carry you through.

Name: David & Karen McDougald
Message: Rachel and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Rachel If I can help you anyway please let me know.

Name: Rosemary McDaniel,Carrington
Message: So sorry for your loss, Our prayers are with you all..

Name: Donna Ashcraft
Message: Wanda, Ryan, Ashley, Amie, Slater, Jims mother, brothers, sisters, inlaws and friends. Im so very sorry for this great loss to your family. I pray for Gods peace and understanding to find each of you. I know he was very loved.

Name: Debra Prince
Message: Wanda, So very sorry for your great loss. Will be thinking about you n this difficult time. Sincerely,