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Richard L Carpenter

NAME:        RICHARD L. CARPENTER            AGE:  92

ADDRESS:  Union City, Indiana

TIME OF DEATH:  Wednesday October 26, 2011

PLACE OF DEATH:   Union City Care Center

DATE OF BIRTH:     April 25, 1919      PLACE OF BIRTH:  Randolph County, Indiana

PARENTS:  Clifford & Bessie (Metzcar) Carpenter        PRECEDED

OCCUPATION: Anchor Hocking Glass Supervisor for 31 Yrs. Randolph County Councilman for 16 Yrs.

ORGANIZATIONS/CLUBS: U.S. WWII Army Veteran, South Salem Church of Christ, Turpen Masonic Lodge #401, National Horseshoe Pitching Association, Barbershop Harmony Society.

SURVIVED BY:  Wife of 70 Yrs. Mary Alice Longfellow Carpenter, Children: Ritchie (Linda) Carpenter-Herkimer, N.Y.,  Alice (Keith) Gardner-Shelbina, Missouri, Larry (Becky) Carpenter-U.C., Indiana  8 Grandchildren: Emma Kyle Carpenter, Maryalice, Brian, and Elizabeth Gardner, Quinton (Misty) Carpenter, Theron (Holly) Carpenter, Tyson Carpenter.  6 Great Grandchildren.  Sister: Agnes Nisonger-Palestine, Ohio

PRECEDED BY:  Parents, 4 Brothers: Dwight, Noel, Marvin and John Carpenter, 5 Sisters: Alberta Hoover, Florence (Flo) Warner, Lenore Folkreth, Eunice Price, Margaret (Peg) Heaston.

VISITATION:  Sunday October 30, 2011 from 5-8 P.M. at Reichard Funeral Home Inc. 400 W. Deerfield Road Union City, Indiana. A Masonic Lodge of Sorrow service will be held at 8 P.M.

SERVICES:   10:00 A.M. Monday October 31, 2011      

OFFICIATING:  Rev. Matt Miller

Burial:  Spartansburg Cemetery Spartansburg, Indiana.  Military Graveside services will be conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

MEMORIALS: South Salem Church of Christ with envelopes at the Funeral Home.

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To Mary Alice and all of the family,

My deepest sympathy on Dick's passing. Having just lost my mother a few weeks ago, my heart hurts for all of you. I have many childhood memories of growing up along with your family in the congregation at South Salem Church of Christ. The names "Dick and Mary Alice Carpenter" were mentioned together so often and so fondly that they seemed melded into one special word that described two special people. Thinking of Dick now, I can still see his ear-to-ear grin and hear his laugh. I know that Mom and Dad (Gerald and Juanita Bennett) had the utmost respect and love for both of you. My prayer is that the memories you share as a family and the knowledge that Dick is home at last with the Father will comfort and keep you now and in the days and years to come.

God bless,

Barbara Bennett, Indianapolis

Barbara Anne Bennett Nov 3 2011 12:00 AM

Larry, Becky, & family,
   Sorry to hear about your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this diffucult time of your life. Take care.  LOL Pam & Roy

Roy & Pam Younger Oct 30 2011 12:00 AM