Paul W. Carpenter, 88, of Linton, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 at Sullivan County Community Hospital.
Born May 29, 1918, in Gray, Okla., he was the son of Perry and Nettie (Eaton) Carpenter. He married Lurene Fulk on Nov. 14, 1946.
He was an U.S. Army World War II veteran that earned the American Defense and Theater Ribbons, and Good Conduct and Victory medals. He worked at NWSC Crane in the Electronic Mechanics and Gun Mount division until retirement in 1979. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Lurene; two sons, Mark D. (Sandy) Carpenter of Linton and David C. (Kambi) Carpenter of Sullivan; and six grandchildren, Joshua Paul Hudson, Bryce, Elizabeth "Izzy", and Chase Carpenter, and Ian and Ashton Alsman; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Madge Young and Helen Rowe; four brothers, Gail, Leon, Frank, and Irvin Carpenter and a stillborn infant granddaughter, Brandi Sue Carpenter.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Fellowship Baptist Church with officiants the Rev. Warren Allen and Dr. Dean Hartman. Burial and military graveside rites will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Friends may call fro 4-8 p.m. today at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday at the Fellowship Baptist Church.