Mark Carpenter

January 5, 2021

Mark Carpenter, at the age of 59, passed away in a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle accident on December 30, 2020, in Pensacola, Florida. He was born in Oktibbeha County, Starkville, Mississippi on April 12, 1961, to his parents David Cresswell Carpenter and Olga Ann Thompson Carpenter. Mark lived his primary years in Clinton, Mississippi with his mother and stepfather. Growing up young, wild, and free, Mark and his older brother Tommy Carpenter eventually came to Pensacola to live near their father. The boys found a whole new family awaited them here and developed bonds that lasted a lifetime.

Mark worked as a surveyor and traveled extensively across the USA. He enjoyed traveling, exploring new places, fishing, and spending time at Pensacola beach. Mark had accepted Christ into his life and like many of us, wrestled daily with the failures of the past but he always maintained a hopeful outlook that things were going to get better any minute now. He enjoyed socializing and had a heart for the local homeless community. Mark had spent some of his time being homeless and shared stories and experiences of the people he met and their effect on him. He made friendships that would last.

He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather, and mother.

He is survived by two sisters, his stepmother, one brother, six nephews, two nieces, and one son.


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