Mr. Bobby Joe Carpenter, age 66, of Hazlehurst, died Sunday, October 2, 2022, at Jeff Davis Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Hartwell, Georgia, Bobby graduated from Hart County High School Class of 1974, and attended Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He lived in Toombs County, Mount Vernon, and North Georgia before moving to Hazlehurst in 2009. Bobby was an ordained minister, employed with Freedom Living Ministries as a spiritual leader, and was previously employed with Montgomery County School System, Jeff Davis Senior Citizen Center and Stewart Funeral Service. He was a member of Triumph Church of Hazlehurst, where he was associate pastor and attended Lott’s Creek Church of God. Bobby loved sports, especially the Georgia Bulldogs, and reading and studying his Bible. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth Barfield Carpenter; parents, Luther and Blanch Carpenter; and two brothers, Danny Carpenter and Mitchell Carpenter.
His family includes his daughter, Kimberly Carpenter of Hazlehurst; two grandchildren, Kayleigh Ariel Rogers and Noah Eli Scott, both of Hazlehurst; three sisters, Carol Mize and husband Larry, Linda Wiggly all of Elbert County, Georgia and Janet Dove and husband Doug of Franklin County, Georgia; two brothers, Donnie Carpenter and wife Sandy of Hart County, Georgia and Alton Owens and wife Margaret of Belton, South Carolina. Several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
The funeral service will be Thursday, October 6th, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Cedar Crossing Church of God Cemetery at a later date.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday afternoon from 1:00 until just prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Freedom Living Ministries, 1018 Uvalda Highway, Hazlehurst, GA 31539.
Courtesy of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors in Hartwell.