Raymond Eugene Carpenter, 97, Wabash, died at 5:20 pm, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born March 8, 1920, in Stockdale to Loren and Vera (Hiner) Carpenter.
Raymond was a World War II US Army veteran. He married Doris Gaines in Wabash, Indiana on April 31, 1971. He worked 30 years in construction, road work for Deanor Construction, and retired from Majestic in Huntington after seven years. He was a member of the Marion AmVets and the Wabash American Legion Post 15. Raymond enjoyed fishing, reading, mushroom hunting, and goofing around.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Carpenter, Wabash; his daughter, Diana (Aaron) Biehl, Huntington; his three step-daughters: Sherry A (Roger) Baumbauer and Sarina M. Bitzel, both of Lincolnville; and Doretta F Tucker, Wabash; nine grandchildren including: Sherry Biehl, Carmen Biehl, and Teresa Biehl, all of Huntington; 16 great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; his four sisters: Dorothy Barlow, Kokomo; Marilyn Hoy, Huntington; Julia Ann Raypholtz, Warsaw; and Phyllis Myers, North Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-son, Danny Tucker, two brothers, Robert Carpenter and Max Carpenter; and four sisters, Margaret Clark, Deloris Airgood, Doris Forbes, and Thelma Johnson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Melissa Rice officiating. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville. Friends may call noon-2 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.