JERRY K. CARPENTER SR., 75, of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at home. Born in New Haven, he was the son of the late Leonard and Mae Elnora Carpenter. He retired from National Serv-All. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, Jerry (Misty) Jr., Robert (Tanya), David, Jason (Danielle), Tanya Carpenter, Rhonda (Rick) King, and Tisa (Patrick) Burnham; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma; daughter, Sheryl Carpenter Zent; and grandson, Matthew Carpenter. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Paul Shoemaker officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to the family, c/o Jason Carpenter. For online condolences, visit

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 13, 2013