General Lee Carpenter
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MANSFIELD: General Lee Carpenter passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 after a long battle with pneumonia. He was 75.
General was born in Jasper, Alabama on January 9, 1939 to Lucile Waters and Thomas Carpenter. He served in the US Army, Artillery Training Command from 1960 to 1963. He also served in the National Guard for six months. General and his mother moved to Brooklyn, New York where he met the love of his life, Rosalinda Coffiel. They were married on September 29, 1956 and enjoyed 51 years of marriage together. He was a member of St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church, as well as the Knights of Columbus Council #4448. General loved dancing with his wife and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid reader of mostly western books and could watch Westerns all day long. General was a plumber and electrician at the Mansfield Tire until it closed down, then he became self-employed. He was also a carpenter by trade and enjoyed building furniture.
General is survived by five children, Ida Figures, Lee Carpenter, Henry (Deb) Carpenter, Eva Carpenter, and Julia (WC) White all of Mansfield; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; seven sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalinda, on July 15, 2008; brother, Charles Emery; sister, Jean Knowles; as well as his mother and father.
Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Father Joseph Sekere officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com
Published in the News Journal on Mar. 13, 2014
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