Walker P “Butch” Carpenter was married to Patricia A. Carpenter for 33 years and lived in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He is survived by Lady Pat, 5 grown children and 6 grandchildren.
Butch was a retired Lieutenant with the Washington, D.C. Fire Dept. with 20 years service. He graduated from Orange County (VA) High School 1963 and attended East Tennessee State University majoring in Biology.
They resided in the Northern Virginia area, and then came to Florida in October of 1991. During this time, he became a perpetual member of New Smyrna Masonic Lodge No. 149, F & AM, where he was the Treasurer until last month.
Butch was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a perpetual member of the Valley of Orlando; a member of Daytona Beach York Rite Bodies; Bahia Shrine; Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 3; Zangi Grotto; Daytona Beach High Twelve Club; Bahia Provost Guard; Bahia Kentucky Colonels; Bahia Antique Cars; Bahia Motor Corps; Bahia Iron Horses; Bahia Horse Patrol; Bahia Mini-Mule Hitch; New Smyrna Beach Scottish Rite Club; New Smyrna Beach Shrine Club; Sanford Shrine Club; and Lake County Shrine Club. He served in the following capacities: Worshipful Master of New Smyrna Lodge #149 in 1997; Worthy Patron of New Smyrna Chapter #3, Order of Eastern Star, in 1997; served on the Scottish Rite 29th Degree team; treasurer of New Smyrna Beach Scottish Rite Club, and past treasurer of the Mini-Mule Hitch. At the New Smyrna Beach Shrine Club he served as the Secretary, President, and was the Treasurer of the club through 2009. He also volunteered with the monthly Bahia Breakfast Crew.
In January of 2007 Butch was appointed to the Board of Governors of Tampa Shriners Hospital. He was also a representative to the National Court, Royal Order of Jesters in 2007.
He served Bahia Shrine in the following capacities: past Secretary and Captain of the Bahia Provost Guard; Bahia’s Colonel of Units in 2002; First Ceremonial Master,
High Priest & Prophet, Assistant Rabban, Chief Rabban and Potentate in 2008
Butch was very active at Bahia, and traveled to the Imperial Conventions in Las Vegas in 2001; Vancouver in 2002; Minneapolis in 2003; Denver in 2004; Baltimore in 2005; Tampa in 2006; and Anaheim in 2007, St Louis in 2008 and San Antonio in 2009. He also attended various F.S.A. and S.E.S.A. conventions as well as many Potentates’’ Balls. Traveled on Potentates’’ trips to Alaska, (twice), New York, Las Vegas,, Italy, Hawaii, Ireland and New England.
Shriners Childrens' Hospitals 2800 Pembrook Drive Orlando FL 32810
5:00 PM Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Bahia Shrine Center 2800 Pembrook Drive Orlando FL 32810 (map/driving directions)
Love, Jo Ann
I was so saddened when you told me of Butch's passing. He was such a kind man and I will miss him very much. Please come in and keep up your Sunday breakfast tradition as often as possible. We'll take good care of you!!!
Ed & Joyce Abdo
Your Sunday morning Eagles Breakfast Crew!!
I received word from Marilyn Sadlemire that Butch lost the good fight but is now with our heavenly Father. We are sorry for your loss. Though we haven't been in contact in quite some time I have fond memories of the few time we were all together.
I tried to get a word with you Sunday to express my condolence but got delayed and you were gone.
Marlene and Jim Johnston
Don't forget O.V.F.C 23 are still #1.
Our most sincere sympathy to you and your family. We truly remember the good times we had at SE with the two of you. Also, remembering dear Madelyn and the times and laughs we had at her place. May it help in some small way to know how much friends care.
Carl and Lynn from Holland, Mi.
Sorry to learn of your brothers passing. I know that he will be missed, but his suffering has ended.
Sorry to hear of your lost.
If you need anything - Please call us.
Eugene and Alta
are in our thoughts and prayers as we pray for peace and comfort for you and
God Bless and if there is anything Rosie or I can help you with in any way
at all, please ask.
Kiwi and Rosie
Rosalie M Bentley