Lacy Carpenter, 91, Wabash, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born to the late John and June (Minnix) Carpenter on February 16, 1925 in Paintsville, Kentucky.
He served his country in the United States Army. Lacy married Mary Miller July 26, 1947 in North Manchester; she survives. He retired from Wabash Container Corporation in 1987, after 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 15 of Wabash. Lacy was an avid fisherman, a hard worker and loved his family.
Along with his wife, Mary, he is also survived by his daughters: Dianne (Craig) Pankop, Broken Arrow, Okla.; and Janice (Chris) Perkins, Council Bluffs, Iowa; brother, Carl Carpenter (Myrt), Newburg; nine grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Lacy is preceded in death by a son, Terry Carpenter, daughter, Karen France, six brothers and five sisters.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, IN. 46992, with Pastor Brad Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Falls Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana. Preferred memorials are directed to Military Honors Program- American Legion Post 15 Local, 188 W. Market Street, Wabash, IN. 46992 and VFW Post 286, 3678 W. Old 24, Wabash, IN. 46992.
Visitation for family and friends was held from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the funeral home.
McDonald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.