Former N.C. State Senator Robert C. Carpenter passed away Saturday in his Franklin home at the age of 87.
Lovingly known to many as Senator Bob, an entire community mourns the loss of a legend, but finds comfort in remembering his tireless efforts and dedication to the people of Macon County.
The Macon County Board of Commissioners took time to honor Carpenter before beginning their August meeting. Before Macon County Commissioner Kevin Corbin led the invocation, he offered attendees the opportunity to join in a moment of silent reflection or prayer for Senator Bob. Corbin said, “Senator Bob was probably a friend to everybody in this room, regardless of political affiliation.” Corbin continued, “He was a true gentleman, a servant to Macon County and a servant to this state; we all loved him.”