ZEBULON, N.C.—George Carapelle, U.S. Navy veteran and former pastor, died on Nov. 12, 2011, at age 90.
After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, George became a pastor. He ministered at Faith Baptist Church, Palmer, Mass. (1950–1961); Park Avenue Baptist Church, Binghamton, N.Y. (1961–1970); and Westview Baptist Church Rocky Mount, N.C. (1970–1986). George spent his retirement serving on the boards of Baptist Mid-Missions, Baptist Mission of North America, and Spurgeon Baptist Bible College. But most of his time was spent representing Bibles International, a position that required extensive international travel.
George was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna; a daughter, Georgette; a brother; and a sister.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Patricia; daughters, Catherine C. Strawn, Donna C. Gray, and Beverly Carapelle; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.