Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The world lost a great man today

Irvin Carpenter

HUDSON – Irvin Wayne "“Irv"” Carpenter, 80, formerly ofAuburn, died Tuesday Aug. 18, 2009, in his home at the Lake-of-the-Woods, near Hudson.

Mr. Carpenter worked for Dana Corporation in Auburn for 39 years, retiring Dec. 1, 1989.

He was a PFC in the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict.

He was born April 7, 1929, in Roanoke, to Fred and Lula (Vanmeter) Carpenter. They both preceded him in death.

He married Pauline Fields on Aug. 14, 1948, and she died Nov. 11, 2001. He then married Maxine Weber on April 24, 2004, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael Wayne and Susan Carpenter of Garrett; one daughter and son-in-law, Katherine Jean and David Platner of Shelby Township, Mich.; four
grandchildren, Jeffrey Platner, Amanda Tarlton, Jaclyn Carpenter and Craig Carpenter; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Carpenter, Dewey Carpenter and Charles Bragg; two half-brothers, James Slagel, and Carl Slagel; and two sisters, Ruth Bradfield and Rosa

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center St., Auburn, with the Rev. Kenny Queener officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn with military graveside services conducted by the Avilla American Legion.

Calling will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the ALS Foundation.

The Carpenter Boys on Father's Day 2008 (Dad, Grandpa and Craig)

Dad and Aunt Kathy with Grandpa on his 80th birthday this past April.
During my last visit with Grandpa in July I drew funny pictures on his wipe board. The drawing of him made him smile and laugh! That is how I want to remember him :)

The world lost a great man today but Heaven gained an Angel.

*I love you Grandpa!*

1 comment:

  1. Hope you're doing ok. Sorry to hear about your gramps. Let me know if you need anything. I'll be thinking about you guys!