|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1958|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 2013|
Clayton Lewis Carpenter was born in Midland, Texas on Aug. 19, 1958. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 29, 2013, at the age of 54. Clay graduated from Spring High School in 1976, and then went on to pursue his career in construction. Over the next 30 years, he became known as one of the most knowledgeable and skilled builders in the West Texas and Houston areas.
In his young career, he helped build the first home in George Mitchell's master-planned community, the Woodlands. From that point on, Clay knew what he wanted to do and continued to learn and perfect his talent. Clay was a huge participant in Houston's pivotal growth era. Clay was his own man, he was strong-willed and opinionated, and he always welcomed a good argument. Clay's deep love of faith and family was always the root of his strong convictions. He will be deeply missed and forever loved.
Clay is preceded in death by his brother, Clinton Lee Carpenter; his grandparents, Rev. J. Temple Lewis and wife Murrel of Tye, Texas and Harry Lee Carpenter and Melba Carpenter Percifield of Fort Stockton, Texas; and cousin Ben Kirk Bushner of San Angelo. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Maxwell Zapeda Carpenter of Fort Worth, Texas; his mother, Diema Lewis Carpenter of Leakey, Texas; his father, Tom Carpenter and wife Velda of Atascacita, Texas; sister Lisa McGullion and husband Little of Houston, Texas; one nephew, Cody McGullion of Houston, Texas; loving aunts and uncles Clark Carpenter and wife Anita of Ruidosa, N.M., Dr. Terry Carpenter and wife Cindy of Midland, Texas; LaDell Lemmons of San Angelo; Temple Lewis and wife Debbie of Arlington; Dr. Dale Wood and wife Mertie of San Antonio, Texas; Johnny Lewis and wife Debbie of Hawley, Texas; and numerous loving cousins.
The family and friends of Clay will gather at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Tye Cemetery, Tye Texas for a graveside service. Reverend Jim Ritter will officiate. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, that any donations may be made to the J. Temple Lewis Ministerial Scholarship Fund Hardin Simmons University office of Development 2200 Hickory, Box 16100, Abilene, Texas 79601.
.Published in GoSanAngelo from April 1 to April 2, 2013
Created by: Shelby Bozeman
Record added: Apr 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107683296
Added: Jul. 22, 2013
Added: Jul. 22, 2013