CARPENTER, James “Carp”; 55, of Mechanicsville, VA departed this life on Thursday, May 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Carpenter, and a brother, Mike Carpenter. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Jackie Carpenter; 4 children, Michael Carpenter, Heather DeSimone (Joe), Brittany Pelletier (Chris), and Benjamin Carpenter; 4 grandchildren, Gabriella, James, John, and Dani; his mother, Donna Carpenter; a brother, Steve Carpenter, and his “chosen” brother, Richard Conyers; and many nieces, nephews, and Godchildren. Jim (Carp) was an avid outdoorsman who loved the mountains, camping and fishing. He also enjoyed blacksmithing, woodworking and was a fabulous cook. He had a huge heart and guided many area youths as a camp counselor, sports coach, and BSA Scoutmaster. But, without question his greatest joy came from his time spent with his family. He was a truly devoted husband, father, and “Gramps”. The family will receive friends, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 6 – 8 pm, at Monaghan Funeral Home 7300 Creighton Pkwy Mechanicsville, VA 23111, with a Catholic Rosary service to be held at 7 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held, 11 am, Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 823 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220. Interment will be held, 3 pm, Friday May 22, 2020 at Signal Hill Memorial Park, 12360 Hanover Courthouse Rd., Hanover, VA 23069.
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