Alton Wyatt Carpenter, 63, died December
28, 2013, in Amarillo, Texas
Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, January 3, 2014
at Living Water Christian Fellowship in Canyon with Shane
Nease, pastor, officiating. Graveside services will be at 4:00
P.M. on Friday at Shamrock Cemetery in Shamrock. The
family will receive friends on Thursday, January 2, 2014 from
6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Brooks Chapel.
Arrangements have been made by Brooks Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Shamrock Cemetery, Shamrock, TX
Alton Wyatt Carpenter went to be with Jesus on December
28, 2013. Wyatt was born October 5, 1950 in York, South
Carolina to Milton and Madge Carpenter. He was married to Dayna Covington on June 16,
1979 in Shamrock, TX. He was a ‘Fightin’ Texas Aggie’ class of ‘72, graduating with a Masters
of Science 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 his Master of Divinity and faithfully served the Lord and pastored
for over thirty years. He served in churches in Oklahoma Lane, TX, Texico, NM, Borger, TX,
and Liberal, KS. He retired to Canyon in early December, 2013.
Wyatt was a devoted family man, a faithful and loving husband, proud father and 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, of the home; daughter, Ashli Carpenter, of
Amarillo; five sons, Justin Carpenter and wife, Jessica, of Canyon, Coby Carpenter and wife,
Kelli, of Ft. Gibson, OK, Chalen Carpenter and wife, Melissa, of Canyon, Kade Carpenter
and fiancé, Ellie, both of Canyon, and foreign exchange son, Deniz Gokpinar, of Istanbul,
Turkey; two grandchildren, Kalen and Skye Carpenter; sister, Carolyn Childers and husband,
Wayne, of Gaffney, SC; his mother, Madge Carpenter, of Gaffney, SC; one niece and five
The family suggests memorials be made to Nhomlaau International, a ministry to South
Sudan, at www.nhomlaau.org  or 1714 North May Street, Guymon, OK 73942.
Please sign the online guest registry at www.brooksfuneral.com .