George W. Carpenter, 66, of Chattanooga died Saturday, April 18, 2009 of complications from a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease.
He was a well-respected attorney with a career that spanned over 35 years. Mr. Carpenter graduated from the University of Chattanooga, where he served as his class president. He earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Samuel Carpenter and Mauraine Welch Carpenter.
Survivors include his wife of three years, Glenda "Suzy" Carpenter; daughter Kim Cocker Gravitt (Aaron); daughter Lucy Wright-Crim (Scott) Crim; daughter Katie Boshardy; son Clay (Shannon) Carpenter; daughter Perri Carpenter; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a celebration of life ceremony on Wednesday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the First Centenary United Methodist Church with Rev. David Harr and Rev. and Honorable Samuel H. Payne officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 780, New York, N.Y. 10008.