Funeral services for Corbin Carpenter age, 19, of Jonesville La. will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Jonesville La. with Bro Craig James and Bro. Tilt James of Fellowship of Christian Cowboys officiating. Burial will follow at Heard Cemetery in Manifest under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Jonesville La.
Corbin was born on March 9, 1991 to Dewitt L. and Theresa F. Carpenter . He passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Jonesville, La.
Corbin is a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Jonesville, LA. He is a three year member of the Bloomer Trailer Rodeo Team and served two years as captain. He is a five year member of Louisiana High School Rodeo Association, four year member of Northeast Louisiana High School Rodeo Association, US Team Roping Association card holder, 2007 Louisiana State High School Rookie of the Year Bull Rider, National Finals High School Rodeo Qualifier 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, member of National Cutting Horse Association, and 2007 National Finals Top 10 Bull Rider. In addition, he has won numerous awards and honors.
Following his 2008 bull riding accident that caused a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed he over came many obstacles and never failed to give God the glory. He always had a smile on his face, a joke to tell, and always made people laugh. Corbin loved to wrestle with his brothers and friends. He had a God given talent with horses; therefore, starting his own business of breaking and training horses at the age of fourteen. Rodeo was his passion, but what cowboy doesn’t love to hunt and fish. Most of all Corbin loved the Lord with all his heart.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Dewitt R. and Ruby J. Carpenter,
Brother in law Roy Wyatt Kemp.
He is survived by his parents Dewitt L. and Theresa F. Carpenter
Sister Courtney Carpenter Kemp and nieces Kaylee Joyce and Clara Maddison Kemp
Brother Lee Carpenter and wife Caroline and nephew Dewitt Lee Carpenter III
Brother Colt Carpenter
Maternal grandparents-Mandy Mount and Clark Freeman
He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and special roping horse, Pud.
Pallbearers will be Colter White, Slade Deason, Ethan House, David Austin Chevallier, Shane Hood, Corey Granger, Chris Shivers, Jake Hebert, Hayden Willson, Jesse McClure, Lee White, Colten Blanchard, and Mike White.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, or the Corbin Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Fund.