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Luther A. Carpenter

1933 - 2014 WOODFORD Luther A. Carpenter Sr., 80, of Killeen, Texas, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. Luther was born May 18, 1933, in Woodford, Vt. to the late Henry and Ruth Lorette Carpenter. He married the love of his life, Laura Osborne, in Quanah, Texas, June 5, 1954. Luther enlisted in the United States Air force, serving 20 years before retiring in 1973. Those left to cherish and honor his memory are his loving wife, Laura, of Killeen; children, Deborah Woodward and husband, Mark, of Vermont, Dianne "Jake" Rock and husband, Thomas, of Killeen, Betty "Kitten" Gorman and husband, John, of Alabama, Sally Garrett and husband, Rick, of Killeen, and Luther "Mack" Carpenter Jr. and wife, Lori, of Copperas Cove; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Luther was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 1 sister. FUNERAL NOTICE: Celebration of Life services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 28, 2014, at Eastside Baptist Church with Dr. Rev. John C. Hallum officiating. Interment will follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America 801 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 (800) 555-9140.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 27, 2014
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