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Kenneth Ray Carpenter

July 7, 1931 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 89)


Kenneth Ray Carpenter, born to Raymond and Ruth (Hart) Carpenter on July 7, 1931, passed away on March 22, 2021 at the age of 89. He graduated from Fillmore High School in 1949 where he enjoyed being a part of the basketball team.

Soon after high school graduation, he was hired by Olin Brass in Indianapolis, and retired after 48 years of dedicated service.

From 1950 to 1954, he was a member of the US Air Force where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.

On June 28, 1954, he was married to Doris Jane (Hamm) and would have celebrated 67 years together this June. An Avid gardener, he enjoyed sharing his bounty with family and friends. He loved playing softball and participated in league play for many years. He also loved playing golf.

Kenny attended Millgrove Methodist Church in Quincy, Indiana.

He is survived by his wife Jane; a son, Rick of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Micki (Gareiss) of Warsaw, Indiana; a brother Gerald (Betty Sue) of Greencastle; daughter-in-law Debbie of Seymour, Indiana and Diane of Greenwood, Indiana; three grandchildren, Dr. Jamie (Chris Brummett) of Richmond, Indiana; Kimberly (Joe Daniely) of Indianapolis; and Logan Gareiss of Warsaw; and one step-grandchild Spencer Gareiss of Tempe, Arizona. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren Eli and Will Brummett as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sons Randy and Gary, and grandson Douglas.

Visitation will be held at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale, Indiana from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Friday, March 26, 2021 followed by a graveside service with full military rites at Mannan Cemetery in Quincy, Indiana.  Please wear your mask for services.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis or the Salvation Army.

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March 26, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Whitaker Funeral Home
201 N Lafayette St
Cloverdale, IN 46120

Graveside Service
March 26, 2021

5:00 PM
Mannan Cemetery
Quincy, IN 47456

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