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Johnny Fagin "Junior" Carpenter

January 14, 1954 ~ March 15, 2018 (age 64)
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Johnny Fagin "Junior" Carpenter, 64, resident of the Pine Grove Community and well known Ripley automobile mechanic , passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Thursday evening March 15, 2018 at his residence.
  Funeral Services honoring the life of Junior will be at 3 PM Saturday March 17 at the Chapman Church of Christ with a visitation at the church three hours before services. Church minister, Mark Lindley will officiate assisted by Junior's cousin, William Carpenter. Burial will follow in Criswell Cemetery near Ripley. Arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home.
  Born January 14, 1954 in Booneville, he is the son of Johnnie Stroupe Carpenter of the Pine Grove Community and the late Johnny Fagin Carpenter, Sr. Junior was a 1972 graduate of Messick High School in Memphis.
  With a lifelong love of automotive mechanics, Junior returned to Tippah County after high school graduation where he owned and operated Carpenter's Garage in Ripley. He operated his business for over 34 years serving his customers and friends at his shop until the day of his death.
  A Christian, Junior will be remembered as an outdoor person with a strong work ethic and blessed with the friendships of many. Squirrel hunting and trading guns were favorite pastimes. A charitable person who supported many worthwhile community and school projects, Junior always took time to chat , "shoot the bull" or purchase sweets and tickets for various "fund-raisers".
  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons, Derrick Carpenter (Alana) of Dumas and Greg Carpenter (Sandy ) of the Pine Grove Community, three sisters, Brenda Brown (David) of Jumpertown, Charlotte Lambert (James) of the Three Forks Community and Janie Jumper of Dry Creek, one brother, Jerry Carpenter (Tammy) of Dry Creek, three grandchildren, Megan, Kaylee and John Carpenter and two great grandchildren, Paislee and Easton Bullock.
  The family request that memorials be directed to any local school fund-raising project in Junior 's memory.