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.|