Terry Lee Carpenter

Terry Lee Carpenter, 58, of Sylva, formerly of Robbinsville, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at his daughter’s residence. A native of Graham County, he was the son of Shirley Cook of Robbinsville,  and Burlin Carpenter of Bryson City.

 He was preceded in death by his brother, Randy Carpenter and his sister, Donna Lynn Carpenter. In addition to his parents, Terry is survived by his daughters, Kisha Donlea, and Janis Gunter, both of Sylva; his brother, Michael Carpenter of Sylva; and his sister, Brenda Williams of Andrews. 

He has six grandchildren, Skylar and Kadence Donlea, Nathan Cook, Jacob Morrison, Alexis Carpenter, and Zoey Gunter. 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverend Daniel Stewart  officiated. Burial followed at Old Mother Cemetery. The family  received friends from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 7,  at Townson-Smith Chapel. 

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Terry’s memory to his daughter, Janis, to help with the final expenses. Her address is Janis Gunter, 6 Day Lily Lane, Sylva, NC 28779. 

Townson-Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. An online register is available at www.townson-smith

The Graham Star

Mailing address: P.O. Box 69, Robbinsville, NC 28771

Street address: 720 Tallulah Rd., Robbinsville, NC 28771

Phone number: 828-479-3383

Fax number: 828-479-1044