Nathan “Nate” Wayne Carpenter
Early morning on November 1st, 2015, a roommate found that Nathan had passed away in the home where he was living in Lampasas, Texas. He was 33 years old.
Nathan was born September 1st 1982 in Logan, Utah. He was the third child of Robert Nelson Carpenter and Rachelle B. Carpenter. Although he was born in Utah, he lived in many other locations in Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Idaho and Illinois.
Nathan had many gifts and talents that seemed to come easily to him. One year he played baseball and was a valuable player for the team. In Junior High he was on the track team and broke some of the school records. He was a gifted swimmer. He was on the dive team in High School. He could paint. As a boy scout he had achieved the rank of Life. He participated in plays in High School and was a member of the choir. He was gifted with a good voice and a love of singing. He played the guitar.
Nathan showed an early interest in earning money and, at age 12, he was a paper boy. He has had various jobs since then: lifeguard, swimming instructor, pool manager, a server at various restaurants, construction worker, sealcoat worker and even a car salesman. He had completed an associate degree in Geology and had gotten a certificate in refrigeration in hopes of obtaining a better, more permanent job. He was recently hired by Ajinomoto Windsor in Lampasas as a full time production worker and had hoped to move up within the company.
Nathan loved cats, being outdoors and exploring, loved singing and loved people. He was beloved by his family, his nieces and nephews and he had many friends. He was a good man, fun-loving and easy-going. He will be greatly missed.
Nathan is survived by his grandmothers, Willis Povey and Patricia Balls; his parents, Bob and Shelly Carpenter; his sister, Lindsay Saldana; and brothers, Tony Carpenter, Jacob Carpenter and Clifton Carpenter.
Memorial services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 1502 Virginia Ave., Copperas Cove, Texas at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 7th, 2015.