James “PeeWee” Shannon Carpenter
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7-8
James “PeeWee” Shannon Carpenter, 47, of Elizabethton, Tenn., beloved Son, Papaw and Brother, has, like an eagle, spread his wings and taken his flight! He had come to know the Lord and prayed for people daily. Born on September 7, 1973, he was the son of Betty Ingram, of Elizabethton, and the late Cecil Carpenter. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Leona Ward and Earl and Alice Carpenter, and his faithful companion, “Jazz”.
James was a carpenter by trade, helping to build houses and cabins. He attended Moore’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, before his sickness would not allow him to attend.
Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Betty Ward Ingram, of the home; two sons, Christopher Carpenter and Willie Carpenter, both of Elizabethton; a daughter, Lexie Carpenter of Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Aubrey Carpenter of Elizabethton; a grandson, Carson Carpenter, also of Elizabethton; four brothers, Roy Canter of Butler, Ronnie Carpenter, Leslie Carpenter and Michael Ingram, all of Elizabethton; and three sisters, Sharon Burchette of Elizabethton, Lisa Simerly of Roan Mountain and Karen Ingram of Jonesborough.
A service to celebrate the life of James “PeeWee” Shannon Carpenter will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Richard Blevins and Pastor Willie Campbell officiating. Music will be provided by Southern Harmony. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, or at the residence, 104 Pearl Bowers Road, Elizabethton, at any time. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 27, in the Blevins Cemetery in the Stoney Creek Community. Active pallbearers will be Mike Ingram, Christopher Carpenter, Joseph Campbell, John Chase, Danny Holsclaw, Fletcher Canter, Cecil Canter, Dillion Weisner and Cody Marsillett. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Carpenter, Jimmy Holsclaw, Jeff Williams and Larry Absher. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 861 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
James and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.