Troy “Ray” Carpenter

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

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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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  • April 30, 2023
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  • April 13, 2023
    Monica Amin says:
    My condolences and sincere caring go out to Ray’s whole family, especially “Mama Elsie”. Ray was an extremely very good and smart person, but so many things were trying to bring him down, but he ended up beating them and choosing to be with Our Savior where he knew was the best place to be. Now he will see his best friend and very close buddy Drew, my brother. They were determined to be best buds always no matter what, and their missing each other is now a thing of the past. I myself have some very good memories of Ray. He was a very smart person and hard worker for many, and enjoyed doing things for people seeing that it made them happy. He loved to laugh and always was keeping himself busy, not a lazy bone in this man’s body. Ray will be missed by many, but like I said Ray knew deep inside what was best for him. We all love and think so much of you Ray. We will definitely see you later ❤️

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