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B.J. Carpenter

May 6, 1988 — December 8, 2017

William Joseph Carpenter, better known as B.J., 29, a resident of Eastville, VA, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, VA. A native of Cape Charles, VA, he was the son Tracy Grubbs of Eastville.

In addition to his loving mother, he is survived by his grandmother, Eleanor Forbes of Eastville; four sisters, Mary Gilbert and her fiancé, Andrew, of Lewis, DE, Nola Williamson of Columbus, GA, Joy Anderson of Berlin, MD, and Candy Anderson of Berlin; three aunts, Paula Champion of Cape Charles, Judy Carpenter of Eastville, and Pat Taylor of Lancaster, PA; two uncles, Mike Carpenter and Bill Widgeon, both of Cape Charles; and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Donald Forbes and his uncle, Dale Carpenter.

A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eastern Shore Community Services Board, P. O. Box 453, Nassawadox, VA 23413.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.

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