Kenneth A Carpenter

Born: Tue., Feb. 24, 1948
Died: Wed., Jun. 26, 2019

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jul. 02, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Lima, Ohio formerly Columbus Grove, Ohio

Kenneth A. Carpenter, age 71, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at The James Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  He was born on February 24, 1948 in Lima, Ohio to Harold "Ted" and Audrey "Dolly" Carpenter, they both preceded him in death.

He had been married to Judith A. Makley, who survives.

Ken was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School and furthered his education at Bowling Green State University.  He served in the United States Army in Vietnam.  Ken was also the co-owner of Mattress Mart, Lima, Ohio. Ken "The Ultimate Gambler" enjoyed his trips to Las Vegas and spending time with his family and friends. Ken was a fighter through it all, and he never gave up.

Ken is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Ray) Thompson and Renee Carpenter; one brother, Gary (Shannon) Carpenter; one sister, `Victoria (Mike) Hoenie; one sister-in-law, Lynda Carpenter; and one grandchild, Elliana Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David Carpenter.

Memorial Services will begin at 11:00 a.m, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  Pastor Rich Rakay will officiate with burial to follow at Truro Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The James Hospital, 460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

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David Roddy
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Davanna.

With our deepest sympathy from David, Anna and family.

Marilyn Barrere
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
Gary, Vickie and family. Giving you my deepest sympathy! I have a lot of memories of growing up "next door" to you! I can't imagine losing a sibling. Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers!

Ronald M Wilt
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I was his high school football coach for two years, he was a great football player and even greater young man .I haven't seen him since those high school days,but he has never been forgotten. My condolences to his family . Coach Wilt

Heather Carpenter Stegal
   Posted Mon July 01, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with my Uncle Ken and all of our family. I will never forget and will always cherish all of my memories with Uncle Ken. It warms my heart knowing he’s with my Dad in a better place.

Lynda Carpenter
   Posted Mon July 01, 2019
So very sorry that I'm not with you at this time. My thoughts are with you all and I will be thinking of you throughout the day. Ken was lucky, not just at gambling, but he was lucky to have a supportive family by his side up till the end.


Michael Montgomery
   Posted Sat August 10, 2019
I, sadly, send my condolences to Ken’s family and friends. He and I were students at Bowling Green, and members of the freshman football team together. In fact, we both lived in Conklin Hall.

Ken was a great guy and an outstanding football player.

I transferred to the University of Cincinnati in 1968. Therefore. I haven’t been in contact with Ken for over fifty years. But, I have great memories of our time together at BGSU.


Mike Montgomery

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