Raymond Carpenter, 97

Raymond Eugene Carpenter, 97, of Wabash, died at 5:20 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born March 8, 1920, in Stockdale, to Loren and Vera (Hiner) Carpenter.

Raymond was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He married Doris Gaines in Wabash, on April 31, 1971.

He worked 30 years in construction, road work for Deanor Construction, and retired from Majestic in Huntington after 7 years. He was a member of the Marion AmVets and the Wabash American Legion Post 15. Raymond enjoyed fishing, reading, mushroom hunting, and goofing around. 

He is survived by his wife, Doris Carpenter of Wabash; his daughter, Diana (Aaron) Biehl of Huntington; his three step-daughters, Sherry A (Roger) Baumbauer and Sarina M. Bitzel, both of Lincolnville, and Doretta F. Tucker of Wabash; nine grandchildren including, Sherry Biehl, Carmen Biehl, and Teresa Biehl, all of Huntington; 16 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; his four sisters, Dorothy Barlow of Kokomo, Marilyn Hoy of Huntington, Julia Ann Raypholtz of Warsaw, and Phyllis Myers of North Manchester.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-son, Danny Tucker, two brothers, Robert Carpenter and Max Carpenter; and four sisters, Margaret Clark, Deloris Airgood, Doris Forbes, and Thelma Johnson.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Melissa Rice officiating. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville. Friends may call noon-2 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Raymond may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Jan 09