Saturday, Carpenter's friends gather at Richland Park Pavilion on Charlotte Pike in West Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- At the
start of the month when temperatures soared above 100 degrees, Metropolitan
Nashville Police discovered Kenneth Carpenter dead inside a storage unit on
Murfreesboro Pike. The tragedy serves as a reminder of how the stifling heat
poses dangers to Nashville's homeless community.
Saturday, friends from
Carpenter's favorite hangout, The Little Pantry That Could held a
memorial service in his honor at Richland Park Pavilion on Charlotte Pike in West Nashville. They say he was more than a friend, and that he
was part of their family.
"It's easy just to look at
these people and think, ‘Well it's just a homeless guy.' He was really
important. He was just like me and you," said Stacy Downey.
friends say they hope this reminds people about the struggles facing the