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North Cleveland Cemetery
Saturday May 1st, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm

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Henry Lee Carpenter, Jr.

Cleveland--Henry Lee Carpenter, Jr., of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at his home.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021, from Noon until 1:30 at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM at the Linn Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Sam Cobb will officiate the service.

Henry was born January 6, 1963, in Shaw, MS to Henry Lee Carpenter and Alene Coats Carpenter. Henry was affectionately known as "Jr.". He grew up in Cleveland and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1982, after which he went into the National Guard.  On November 28, 1987, in Boyle, MS., Henry married the love of his life, Cheryll Ann Hummel. He later worked for Baxter Laboratories and Pafford EMS. He also worked as a nurse's aide, Cleveland Glass and a local cement company.  One of his greatest joys was being one of Santa's Helpers.  He also enjoyed bowling, flying model airplanes, go-kart racing, watching Nascar, dirt track racing, sports, supporting Cleveland High Wildcats, going to theme parks such as Libertyland, Opryland and Six Flags. He also enjoyed taking cruises, playing computer games and video games, and spending time with friends and family.  His larger-than-life personality will be remembered fondly by those whom he left behind.

Henry was preceded in death by his father, Henry Lee Carpenter, Sr.; brother, James Carpenter; infant sister, Sandra Carpenter, two infant nieces and his grandparents.

Henry is survived by his loving spouse of 33 years, Cheryll Ann Hummel Carpenter of Cleveland, MS; his mother, Alene Carpenter of Cleveland, MS; his Sister, Tracey (Robert) Keith of Cleveland, MS.  "He is also survived by his nieces: Emily Kendall, Mallory Kendall, Weslea Keethers, Chelsey Wirgau, Madison Mattingly, and Jaiden Keith.  He also leaves behind a host of great-nieces and great-nephews as well as many friends and extended family members to mourn his loss.

Pallbearers will be Everett Carpenter, William Carpenter, Dennis Winters, David Winters, Jeremy Winters, and James Winters.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register is available to be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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I met Henry several years ago through my sister Lynell Sheedy and her husband William. My late husband and I spent a lot of time around their group of bowling buddies! Henry was a sweet, sweet person and will be missed. My sympathy to Cheryl and family.

Barbara Bonnell May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Henry has been one of dearest friends for as long as I can remember. The entire Carpenter family has always been a huge part of my life. I always considered Henry my brother at heart. I will miss the phone calls, the visits when Im in Cleveland, and the long conversations about racing. Rest easy my friend. Ill see you on the other side.

Freddy Morgan May 1 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Henry Carpenter, Jr.

Freddy Morgan May 1 2021 12:00 AM

Such a beautiful tribute to one of the kindest souls and person I have ever known RIP my old friend & neighbor. Prayers with your family

Patsy Wilkerson May 1 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to know that Henry passed away. When he was a child his family lived next door to my Grandparents for a short time. He was such a nice friendly person. (and a true WILDCAT in school) Prayers of comfort and peace to his Family and Friends.
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Pamela Horn Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Henry Carpenter, Jr.


A candle was lit in memory of Henry Carpenter, Jr.

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A candle was lit in memory of Henry Carpenter, Jr.

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