Lawrence Michael Carpenter
"Larry" departed this life on October 15, 2018.
He was a proud son, proud Marine Corps and Vietnam veteran and most of all, a proud father. He was a Washington, DC and Prince Georges. County, MD resident. After military service, he briefly worked as a DC Metropolitan Police Officer then as a DC Corrections Officer for several years. At age 27, Lawrence married Bettye L. Hayes. From that union they were blessed with four children, two sons and two daughters. After many years of marriage that union ended.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his father Edward Riley Thomas; younger sister, Denice Maria and loving mother, Yvonne Helena.
He leaves behind an older brother, Arthur Andre'; two sons, Kevin Lawrence (Lisa) and Jonathan Michael; two daughters, Danielle Yvette and Tiffany Cook (Cadell); seven grandchildren and a great granddaughter. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who miss his presence.
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