Chief Senior Master Sergeant Moore Joseph Carpenter
Chief Senior Master Sergeant Moore Joseph Carpenter, 69, of Fort Washington, Maryland formerly of Blytheville, died Wednesday October 25, 2017 at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
Born December 28, 1947 in Money, Mississippi, he was the son of James Willie Davis, Sr. and Vennie Davis Jones. He was a 1966 graduate of Armorel High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, receiving his Basic Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. While serving his country, he traveled extensively to locations such as Thailand, Korea, Guam, Vietnam, Spain, Germany, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Texas, California, Florida, Virginia and upon his retirement Bolling AFB in Washington, DC.
Education was important to Chief Senior Master Sergeant Carpenter, receiving his Associate Degree in Applied Science the Community College of the Air Force, a Masters of Arts Degree from Webster from School of Business and Technology and his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Maryland University College.
He is preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Willie and Ellen Davis and Newton and Beauty Carpenter and brother Terry Wayne Davis.
He leaves to forever cherish his memory, his wife, Yolanda Carpenter of Fort Washington, Md.; three sons, Tyrone Carpenter of Columbus, Ohio, James (Angie) Carpenter of Bowie, Md., and Richard (Terri) Carpenter also of Bowie, Md.; his mother, Mrs. Vennie Davis-Jones of Blytheville; two grandchildren, Quinten Carpenter and Isabel Carpenter of Bowie. Md.; nine sisters, Ellen (Reverend ML) Smith of Gosnell, and Billie (James) Brown, Jeanette (Charles) Nolden, Peggy (Dexter) Anderson, Vernice (Allen) Campbell, Linda Davis, all of Blytheville, and Bobbie (Reverend Jonathan) Platt of Wichita, Kan., Martha (Ronnie) Thomas of Memphis, Tenn. and Debra (Reed) Wheeler of Hannibal, Mo.; three brothers, Willie James Davis, Jr. of Blytheville, Bishop Roy (Lisa) Davis of Memphis, Tenn. and Sammy ( Willia) Davis also of Memphis, Tenn.; Paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Davis of Greenwood, Miss.; mother-in-law, Ava Grozo-Gago of Madrid, Spain; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services for Chief Senior Master Sergeant Moore Joseph Carpenter will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Prince of Peace Church, 501 East McHaney Street in Blytheville. Reverend Terrell Rogers is the pastor and Bishop Roy Davis will deliver the eulogy with interment at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.
Visitation will be held one hour before the funeral services.
McDonald-Horne funeral directors are in charge of services and arrangement.