Floyd Elvis Carpenter

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Floyd Elvis Carpenter, born January 22, 1925 in Burke, Texas, died June 6, 2012 in Humble, Texas at the age of 87.

He was known as Elvis before Elvis was "ELVIS" but many also called him "Red."

After graduating from Lufkin High School, Elvis joined the Army Air Corps in 1943, training first in an open cockpit bi-plane, then combat training in B-17 & B-24 bombers. He began his career as an airline pilot in 1955 and flew for Trans-Texas Airways / Texas International / Continental Airlines until retirement in 1985.

As a part-time cattle rancher, he enjoyed square dancing and music, especially playing his harmonica. Known for his stubborn perseverance, he passed on to his children the quality of "there's never a challenge that couldn't be met".

He is predeceased by wife, Mary L. Carpenter, parents, Leslie & Biddie Carpenter, and brother, Horace.

He is survived by: brother Melvin Carpenter (Martha), daughters Karen Boney (Roy), Debbie Holmes (Butch), Kathy Dietz (Mark); sons USAF Major General (Ret.) Floyd Carpenter (Melissa), Craig Carpenter (Lisa); eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A private family ceremony will be held in Lovelady, Texas. Donations can be made in his name to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Alzheimer's .


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