Carpenter Blaine E. Carpenter, age 79, of Albany and Lillian, Alabama, passed away unexpectedly on 29 March, 2013. Blaine was born in Athens on 27 April 1933. He graduated from Athens High School in 1952. He served as a Naval Corpsman at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia from Oct 1952 to September 1956. Blaine worked as a Medical Photographer for Grant Hospital. Additionally, he worked for WBNS television, WJW News and in the Sound and Cinema Department for OSU. He enjoyed his volunteer work at the Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum and the Athens Fish and Game Club. He was an avid photographer, fisherman, and dedicated Ohio State Buckeye fan. He was a former member of the East Livingston Baptist Church in Reynoldsburg and was a wonderful husband, dedicated father, compassionate grandpap and friend to countless people. Blaine is survived by his wife, Dixie Carpenter; his sister-in-law, Marjorie Carpenter; children, Debbie (George) Curtis, Tina (Rick) Gleadall, Thomas (Linda) Carpenter, Jeff (Kelle) Carpenter, Russ (Candace) Carpenter, Scott (Debbie) Carpenter, Mark Carpenter, David (Medea) Carpenter, Dan (Michelle) Carpenter, Amy Carpenter, Angie Carpenter; 30 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchild-ren; numerous nieces and nephews, and other family and friends. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at JAGER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Athens with Deacon John Pauley officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Athens Memory Gardens, Athens. Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register book at www.jagersfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Athens, Ohio or the First Baptist Church of Lillian in Lillian, Alabama.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 2, 2013