Troy “Ray” Carpenter

September 26, 1964 - March 2, 2023
Troy “Ray” Carpenter

Troy “Ray” Carpenter 58 passed away Thursday March 2, 2023 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a long battle with heart disease. He was born in Durham on September 26, 1964. Ray loved the beach and everything about it! He served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was employed with Southeastern Heating/AC as an HVAC technician which he thoroughly enjoyed! Ray was preceded in death by his father E. J. Carpenter and brother Cedric Carpenter.

Ray is survived by his mother and step-father David and Elsie Kemp, sisters, Peggy Alford (Pat), Patsy Ray (Lewis), Catherine McLean (Ricky), sister-in-law Vicki Carpenter, nieces, Holly Lewis (Kevin), Vickie Walker (Keith), Monica Holt (Rob), Jenny Tippett, Kimberly Alford (Eric Bowser), Roxanna Nieves (Nate), Victoria Carpenter, great-nephews Tyler Walker, Justin Walker (Yvette), Ethan Walker, Benjamin Holt, Xander Nieves, great-nieces, Kelcey Tippett, Skyler Tippett, Ryan Holt and aunt Lathie Ray.

The family would like to thank the Physicians and nurses in the CVICU at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for their extraordinary care and compassion!

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  • March 20, 2023
    Scott Grissom says:
    I always had a good time working with Ray. While working, we would talk about the day and how things were going on in our lives. Ray was just the right person to come to Southeastern. Ray always enjoyed himself at work and when things went well at a troublesome call he felt like he really accomplished something, and he did. I would never know what might come out of Rays mind like a funny out burst of “Whew doggy”! He was just a well liked guy to work with. He was generous with all he had and would do most anything for anyone. If he liked you you knew it. Thank God I was able to call him a friend. Going to miss him.

  • March 18, 2023
    Marie Berta says:
    We only met Troy a few times but he left a lasting impression on us. He was a great guy and will be missed.

  • March 18, 2023
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  • March 16, 2023
    Trace Barrow says:
    I can only imagine the comment that Ray made just before this picture was taken….. I always enjoyed Ray’s sense of humor! I only wish that I could have met him sooner. Working with Ray gave me the opportunity to get to know him, but we maintained a friendship outside of work for years after going different directions in HVAC. He was a caring person that you could trust and count on no matter what!!! Ray never missed my son’s birthday, and checked in regularly to see how he was doing. There are so many things that I am going to miss about him- his true friendship being top of the list. We love you Ray, and we’re gonna miss you buddy!!! Love, Trace, April, and William Barrow