CARPENTER Kenneth Neff Carpenter, M.D., age 73 of South Vienna passed away peacefully Monday morning October 15, 2012 at the Kobacker House, Columbus. Born November 2, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio. A loving husband, caring father, compassionate grandfather and dedicated physician, who was well known for his long pony tail, flashy glasses, gold chains, colorful sweaters and shirts. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his training at Dartmouth College and returned to Columbus in 1965 to seek a small town family practice. Dr. Carpenter practiced medicine for 47 years in Dublin. He was a caring and compassionate physician. He had a gift to listen to his patients, known for making house calls and long hospital visits with each one of his patients. He was dedicated to the traditional family medical practice and expanded it to the Dublin Medial Mall in 1982. He enjoyed following both college and local high school sports and athletes. He always looked forward to attending the high school state championship tournaments and the OSU football and basketball games. He enjoyed Christmas and collected antique ornaments that he proudly displayed in his home. Dr. Carpenter supported many philanthropic efforts within Dublin and quietly donated the funds to start the 4th of July fireworks tradition in Dublin. Preceded in death by parents Owen B. and Elizabeth C. (Neff) Carpenter. Survived by loving wife, Patricia (Gintert) Carpenter; whom he married November 16, 1973 in the Dublin Community Church; sons, Donald Slemmer, Jack (Pamela) Carpenter and Greggory Slemmer; grandchildren, Ashleigh Slemmer, Taylor Slemmer, Matthew Carpenter, Peter Carpenter, Chase Slemmer, Paul Carpenter, Kenzie Slemmer; brother, Herbert O. Carpenter of Commercial Point. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson Funeral Home, 202 E. Main Street, (Rt. 161W), Plain City. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 at Dublin Community Church, 81 E. Bridge Street, Dublin with Pastors Adam Narloch and Robert Tussing officiating. Private family burial Dublin Cemetery. Donations to honor the memory of Dr. Carpenter may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214. The family would like to thank everyone that called, sent cards and letters; he truly enjoyed reading and receiving every one of them. Visit fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to share a special memory.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2012
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