Gregory Otis Carpenter, affectionately known as “Smoke” to his friends and family, entered eternal rest in his home on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Gregory was born on February 27, 1950 to Jacqueline Carpenter Jones in Amherst, Virginia. He attended the District of Columbia Public Schools and graduated from Cardozo High School in 1968. After graduating, he proudly served as a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police Department in the District of Columbia (MPDC), where he worked in several Districts before retiring from 6D in 1991. After serving the MPDC faithfully for over 20 years, Greg moved on to work for the United States Marshals Service (USMS) to support the Federal justice system. Greg also worked as a background investigator for the Dept. of Defense performing security clearance investigations in support of National Security Positions within the Federal Government. And performed security for Atel Security Agency and worked as a manager for the Classics Nightclub in Camp Springs, MD. He enjoyed bowling for many years and eventually earned the nickname “Smoke” for the heat he put on bowling ball as it traversed the lane. Greg loved music, so it should come as no surprise that he also would spin records (before everything went digital) as DJ Smoke at Charlie's Nightclub, local venues and private parties. He was an avid Washington Commanders fan and rarely missed a game. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Brenda E. Carpenter; Brother – Kenneth Jones (Beatrice); sister-Cynthia Pierce; Mother-in-law - Inez Bailey; Brother-in-law - Larry Baily (Loleta); two Daughters – La Tonya Williams and Talia Carpenter; one Granddaughter – Quianna Williams; two grandsons – Mikeal Carpenter and Amir Carter; one Great-Granddaughter – Makenzie Holley; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances.