Carpenter, Ramoth Max Ramoth Max "Pete" Carpenter, 88, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, at home in Dallas, Texas. He was born February 10, 1924, in Gaston County, North Carolina, the son of David and Ruth Carpenter. He attended Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina, until he joined and served in the United States Air Force from November, 1942 to January, 1946. As a bomber pilot captain in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre, he was awarded the AP Theatre Ribbon with seven battle stars, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one star, ATO Ribbon, WW II Victory Ribbon and one Overseas Service Bar. In 1949 he graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in mechanical engineering. From 1949 to 1956, he worked as a project engineer and as a manufacturer's representative in North Carolina. He joined The Trane Company in 1956 as a sales engineer in the Greensboro and Charlotte sales offices. He subsequently became manager of the Charlotte sales office and in 1964 was named manager of the Dallas district office. He trained three district managers and successfully grew The Trane Company in the Dallas and surrounding markets. Just before retiring in 1986, he received Trane's President's Cup Award. During retirement, he became a devoted caregiver for his wife Janie. For forty-eight years, he and Janie were faithful members and supporters of Park Cities Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Janie Sue Allen Carpenter. Survivors include his three daughters Margaret Susan Carpenter Conner and husband David of Dallas, Ruth Ellen Carpenter Longcrier and husband Hank of Lindale, TX, Janie Allen Carpenter, D.V.M., of Garland, TX; three grandchildren Rebecca Anne Longcrier Pue and husband James of Palestine, TX, Jonathan Carpenter Longcrier and wife Candice of Canton, TX, and James David Conner of Dallas; two great grandchildren, twins Cason and Olivia Longcrier; and two caregivers Cindy Pearce and Kay Fryar. Many more cherish his memory including nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Along with the entire Carpenter family, Pete's daughters are especially grateful to Park Cities Baptist Pastoral and Prime Time ministries for their dedicated Christian love and support. According to our father's wishes, there will be no formal services at this time. Heartland Hospice and North Dallas Funeral Home served the Carpenter family.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 19, 2012