April 2, 1955 ~ January 8, 2022

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

John David Carpenter, 66, of Asheville, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Mission Hospital.

A native of Asheville, John was a son of the late John Lind and Annie Proctor Carpenter. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lind Carpenter. He was the owner of John Carpenter Plumbing, Inc., for 35 years.

Surviving is his wife of 23 years, Alesia Lumpkin Carpenter; sons, Jason Penley (Tiffany) and Michael Carpenter; and granddaughter, Ayla Penley.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, with Rev. Shadrack Waters officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Reynolds Volunteer Fire Department, 235 Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803, and/or to the American Heart Association, heart.org.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Rd. is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: January 15, 2022 11:00 am

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 645-6915

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Alesia, we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We wish you peace and comfort during this sad and difficult time.

  2. Alexis,
    I am so sorry for your loss. John was a thoughtful, trustworthy and honest man. He helped me out many, many times over the years. I will miss his gentle spirit.

  3. Your family is in our prayers. John was a kind soul who helped us out over many years. We could always count on him and his honest approach to service was much appreciated. He will be missed by many and we are sorry for your loss.

  4. Please accept our condolences for your loss. From the 1980s until last month, John has been here for us with a smile and a solution. We have relied on his untiring work and skill. He saw my sons grow up and he never lacked a kind word for them. We will remember him as a dear friend to our family.

  5. Alesia, I m so sorry to hear about your husband. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. We have known John since we bought our house in 2005. John knew our house since the late 1970’s! We have seen him so many times over the years and he became a treasured friend…lots of talk and texts completely unrelated to plumbing! We will miss him greatly and are so sorry for your loss.

  7. I worked at Hajoca for 38 years, 20 of those were on the sales counter. Of all the customers that I waited on John was one of my favorites. I’m really sorry of his passing.


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