IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Dr. James A. Carpenter '52

James Carpenter_1The Rev. Dr. James Anderson Carpenter, Class of 1952 and esteemed and beloved Professor of Theology for over 30 years, died October 17 at the Brandon Wilde Assisted Living Center in Augusta, Georgia. He was 85. Graveside services were held on October 26, 2013 at Summerville Cemetery with the Reverend Robert D. Fain officiating. A native of Shelby, North Carolina, he held degrees from Wofford College, B.A., Duke University, B.D., and Cambridge University, PhD. He was instrumental in building St. Timothy's Church in Alexandria, Louisiana, before moving to General Theological Seminary in New York City where he had received his S.T.B. and became Sub-Dean and Professor of theology. In addition he was the author of two books on theology. The Rev. Dr. Carpenter was a member of and also an assisting priest at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Augusta, Georgia.

Survivors are his sons, Mark Dunbar Carpenter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, James Anderson Carpenter, Jr. in Mendharn, New Jersey and foster son Andrew C. Brown in London, as well as his sister-in-law, Joan Dunbar O'Conner at Brandon Wilde, Evans, Georgia.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the nursing staff of Brandon Wilde and a special thanks to Mr. Clyde Childers.

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