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Raymond Mathew Carpenter, Jr., 76, of Maggie Valley passed away on Jan. 12, 2021, at his home. He was born on Dec. 18, 1944, in Albany, New York, to Raymond Sr. and Doris Carpenter.

In addition to his parents, Raymond is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kay. He is survived by his sons, Todd (Dorothy) and Greg; sister, Merilee; grandchildren, Jacob (Sarina), Haley, Jason, and Abigail; great-granddaughter, Astraid; family friends, Erma Bond and Jon Snyder; and numerous family and friends.

His sons love him very much.

Raymond served honorably in the Navy during the Vietnam War, stationed on the U.S.S Forrestal. Over the course of his life, he was a member of the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, Peachtree United Methodist and Maggie Valley United Methodist.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to offset funeral expenses.

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