Corbin Carpenter

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 24, 2010

JONESVILLE — Services for Corbin Lowery Carpenter, 19, of Jonesville, who died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, in Jonesville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Craig James and the Rev. Tilt James of Fellowship of Christian Cowboys officiating.

Burial will follow at Heard Cemetery in Manifest, La., under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home in Jonesville.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

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Corbin was born March 9, 1991, the son of Dewitt L. and Theresa F. Carpenter. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a three-year member of the Bloomer Trailer Rodeo Team and served two years as captain. He was a five-year member of Louisiana High School Rodeo Association, a four-year member of Northeast Louisiana High School Rodeo Association, U.S. 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 and 2010, member of National Cutting Horse Association and 2007 National Finals Top 10 Bull Rider. In addition, he has won a number of awards and honors.

Following his 2008 spinal cord injury after a bull riding accident that left him paralyzed, he overcame a number of 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 and started his own business of breaking and training horses at the age of 14. 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 and brother-in-law, Roy Wyatt Kemp.

Survivors include his parents; one sister, Courtney Carpenter Kemp and her children, Kaylee Joyce and Clara Maddison Kemp; two brothers, Lee Carpenter and wife, Caroline, and their son, Dewitt Lee Carpenter III and Colt Carpenter; maternal grandparents, Mandy Mount and Clark Freeman; a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and special 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 number of friends.

Memorials may be sent to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund or the Corbin Carpenter Memorials Scholarship Fund.