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Frank Carpenter

Monday, March 19, 2012

Frank B. Carpenter, age 90, of Monett, Mo., passed away at 9:37 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 while at the Lacoba Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.

Frank was born on Feb. 8, 1922 in Ada, Okla., the son of Leck Carpenter and Leona (Robinson) Carpenter.

Frank served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corp. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 26, 1945 in Camp Chaffee, Ark. He re-enlisted on Jan. 17, 1947 in Tinker Field, Okla. and was honorably discharged on Oct. 26, 1947 in McKinney, Texas. He loved the Lord and lived a life for his Savior. Frank loved people and had never met a stranger. He was commonly known as the "Mint Man" at Lacoba as he loved to give out mints to his friends and family.

On Dec. 21, 1947 in Aurora, Colo., Frank and Evelyn Irene Hughes were united in marriage. She preceded him in death on July 11, 2003.

Survivors include one daughter: Gail McCully and husband, Rod, of Monett; two sons: Gary Carpenter, of Lowry City, Mo.; and Larry Carpenter and wife, Marian, of Belton, Texas; one aunt: Floyce Keatley, of El Reno, Okla.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leck and Leona Carpenter; two brothers, Maurice and Troy Carpenter; and three sisters, Joy Anderson, Clarys Carpenter and Wanda Rogers.

Funeral services for Mr. Carpenter will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ken Dodson officiating. Interment and military honors will be held at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Monett.

Memorial contributions have been requested to Gideon's International in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.


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