Alton Wyatt Carpenter, 63, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Living Water Christian Fellowship in Canyon with Shane Nease, pastor, officiating. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. in Shamrock Cemetery in Shamrock. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.
Alton Wyatt Carpenter went to be with Jesus on Dec. 28, 2013. Wyatt was born Oct. 5, 1950, in York, S.C., to Milton and Madge Carpenter. He married Dayna Covington on June 16, 1979, in Shamrock.
He was a “Fightin’ Texas Aggie” class of 1972, graduating with a Master of Science degree in animal science. Wyatt owned and operated Great Plains Semen Service in Shamrock before being called into the ministry. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and faithfully served the Lord and pastored for more than 30 years. He served in churches in Oklahoma Lane; Texico, N.M.; Borger and Liberal, Kan. He retired to Canyon in early December 2013.
Wyatt was a devoted family man, a faithful and loving husband, proud father, beloved Papa and treasured father-in-law. Wyatt had a love for people and never met a stranger. He loved the mountains and outdoors and was a cowboy at heart. Most importantly, he was a contender for the faith and faithfully preached the word.
He was preceded in death by his father, Milton Carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Dayna Carpenter; a daughter, Ashli Carpenter of Amarillo; five sons, Justin Carpenter and wife Jessica of Canyon, Coby Carpenter and wife Kelli of Fort Gibson, Okla., Chalen Carpenter and wife Melissa of Canyon, Kade Carpenter and fiancée Ellie of Canyon, and foreign exchange son, Deniz Gokpinar of Istanbul, Turkey; two grandchildren, Kalen and Skye Carpenter; a sister, Carolyn Childers and husband Wayne of Gaffney, S.C.; his mother, Madge Carpenter of Gaffney; a niece; and five nephews.
The family suggests memorials be to Nhomlaau International, a ministry to South Sudan, at www.nhomlaau
.org. or 1714 N. May St., Guymon, OK 73942.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sign the online guest book at www.brooksfuneral.com.