Arleigh Burke Carpenter, 54, of Huntersville, NC passed away on September 13, 2019.
Arleigh was born in Santa Barbara, CA on March 9, 1965 to Wesley D. Carpenter and Rita A. Carpenter.
He is survived by his parents, and his children, Arleigh Burke Carpenter, Jr., Kayleigh Elizabeth Carpenter, Kolby McKay Carpenter and their mother Karen Jean Carpenter of Huntersville; his sisters, Karen Dee Carpenter of Los Angeles, CA and Crystal Lynn Griffin of Candler, NC; nephew William Benjamin Griffin of Candler, NC; several Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; his loving significant other, Anura Patel, of Charlotte, NC.
Arleigh graduated from West Perry Senior High School in Elliotsburg, PA. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He graduated from the University of Maryland, University College with a B.S. in Microbiology.
Arleigh is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served at Sheffield Barracks in Hawaii. He was honorably discharged and then went on to serve in the Pennsylvania National Guard, from which he was also honorably discharged.
Arleigh became an expert in Information Security. He served as the Director of Information Security at Lowe’s Home Improvement, of Mooresville, NC, for 8 years where he managed 5 teams in three countries with responsibilities for security programs at six diverse allied businesses. He went on to found his own company TPRM Solutions and most recently he was employed by Pike Enterprises, of Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC as the Director of Information Security.
Although he had a less than average lifespan, Arleigh did not live an average life. He was a dedicated father, first and foremost. He treasured his children and embraced every moment with them.
Arleigh had an infectious personality and everyone who met him, loved him. He deeply enjoyed being with his friends and would never pass up an adventure with them. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, skiing, broomball, video games, reading Clive Cussler novels, winning at board games, and drinking bourbon- preferably Woodford Reserve.
Arleigh was a brilliant man with a wide breadth of knowledge. He liked a good debate and he liked to explain how things worked- all things.
Please join us in celebrating his life Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, 16901 Old Statesville Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078.