Tommy Carpenter, 93, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was the oldest member of Friendship Baptist Church Hixson. He loved fishing and gardening, his family and talking about the Lord. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Carter Carpenter and later, Ruth Swafford Carpenter; father, Ralph Carpenter; mother, Lela Holloman; brothers, Ralph "Buddy" Carpenter and C. L. Renner; and sisters, Helen Moore and Christine Simmons. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Loretta Carpenter; grandchildren, Casey and TJ Carpenter; daughter, Nancy Carpenter; brothers, Bobby and Gary Carpenter; sisters: Mildred Day, Carolyn Betts, Marciel Wilson, Betty Camp and Francis Patterson; and many neices and nephews. The family would like to thank Hospice of Chattanooga and Soddy Daisy Health Care center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday Dec. 27, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Interment will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Chattanooga. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday Dec. 26, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 877-3524. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.