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David G. Carpenter

     David G. Carpenter, age 62, of Liberal, died Monday, July 27, 2009 at Barton County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.


      David was born March 6, 1947 at Oskaloosa, to Willie A. & Carrie (Guss) Carpenter.  A life-long area resident, he graduated from Liberal High School in 1965 and attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin.  David served in the National Guard and worked as a customer service representative for O’Sullivan Industries and Lincoln Insurance. He also had worked in the computer departments of St. John’s Hospital and Western Insurance Company. 


    On May 27, 1992, at Lamar, he married Jeanette Wood and she survives of the home.  Also surviving are three sons, Justin David Scott, Nathan William, and Dustin Charles Carpenter, all of the home; three sisters, Irene Sutcliffe, Ft. Scott, Kansas, Leota & husband Jim McClendon, Liberal, and Wanda “Jay” Dunn & husband, Bill, Ft. Scott, Kansas; a brother, Bill & wife Karen Carpenter, Liberal; four nieces; and six nephews.


     David was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Evelyn Jones; and nephews, Gary Dunn and Connor Tenholder.


     David loved the Lord and was an active member of Milford Christian Church.  A devoted husband and father, David enjoyed any activity that could be shared with his family and friends and loved spending time with his wife and sons.   He had a passion for cars, especially hot rods and was an avid outdoorsman who appreciated nature.  His hobbies included walking and running and he was interested in the careers and lifestyles of runners.


     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30th, at Milford Christian Church, 758 East Highway C, Milford, Missouri.  Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery north of Liberal, Missouri.


     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to Carpenter Children Education Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.






#9 Clinton, MOBob Fenwick 2009-08-14 06:02
Dear Jeanette, Just a note to remind you that we dearly love you and we pray every day for you and your three sons. Be encouraged to keep on keeping on in absolute assurance of God's sufficient grace. Arvie and I hope for an opportunity to see you again soon. Love and hugs to you and yours,
...... Bob and Arvie
#8 Liberal, MORon & Bev Long 2009-08-06 09:48
Guess my story was too long to show it all. Sorry. I shared a couple stories to tell you that Dave and I had alot of fun and we'll miss him too. God bless.
#7 Liberal, MORon & Bev Long 2009-08-05 13:09
I know you and your family will really miss Dave, but he will be missed by many.
He was always after me to walk with him so one time last year I finally got together with him and we walked. I have long legs but he just about walked my legs off. He was certainly in alot better shape that I was. It certainly was a shock when I heard that he passed away. The good thing is we know where he is now.
We used to always talk about the fun times we had in the guard. Back in those days all the guard had was pup tents and Dave and I would be tent partners. If you've ever seen those old pup tents you'll know they are not made for tall guys like Dave and I. Either you had to have your head sticking out or your feet sticking out. One night up at Ft. Ripley, MN the mosqituoes was eating us alive so we got this great idea to put our gas masks on, close the tent all up and spray it full of yard guard. It kept the mosqituoes out but we ended up sleeping with out mask on because we couldn't breathe with all the yard guard inside the tent. And of course, with the tent closed up, neither of us could stretch out, had to sleep curled up. ;-)
One other time we were playing war games and we were tactical (that means being real quiet) and it was a pitch dark night. After we dug our foxholes, set up our ambush, then we found out the enemy decided to go to bed without telling us. So they told us to pitch out tents where ever. Dave nor I could see our hand in front of our face, we just had to feel to drive our tent stakes in the ground. Woke up the next morning and seen our tent was in a dry creek bed, sure glad it didn't rain.
We had alot of fun, not only will you miss him but we will too. Our prayers will be with you to comfort you in your time of grief.
#6 Lamar MOSusan Davis-Mabe 2009-07-31 20:52
My Deepest Sympathy in the passing of David. May God bless and strenghten you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Susan Davis-Mabe
#5 Liberal, MissouriDon & Gracie Wolf 2009-07-30 09:27
David Carpenter, a wonderful man. We went to school with David. He always had a big shy smile. He was great fun.
I'm so glad he and Jeanette found each after much searching. His three boys were an added bonus.They are a credit to both David and Jeanette. We have had some wonderful times together.Our shared love for the Lord was a wonderful
thing to share. God bless all of you in the times ahead and just remember all the laughter and memories. He is just away, not gone--We love you and share in your sadness. Just smile knowing he is sitting and talking with Jesus.
Gracie and Don
#4 Joplin, MOMark Taylor 2009-07-29 06:49
Dave was/is an inspiration to me. He was my friend, a really good man. I will miss him until we meet again with the Lord.
#3 Morristown, TNCathy & Stuart Schotte 2009-07-29 05:18
We are sad with you and for you by what seems like the early loss of a good man. We hope and pray that you'll find comfort and peace in the love of your friends and family and of our loving Father, who has everything under His control. Jeannette, we'll be keeping you and the boys lifted up to Him. Wish we could be there to give you a hug. With love, Stuart and Cathy
#2 Clinton, MissouriBob Fenwick 2009-07-28 19:32
To you Jeanette, your three sons and all the family of my dear friend and brother in Christ, David Carpenter,..
On an early morning, I believe in 1990, as I left the Liberal Christian Church office on my way to the Post Office, I saw a big man, also walking up town. I waited to meet him and he told me his name was David Carpenter. We walked together and thus began a very special and everlasting friendship. David was born on March 6, 1947 and born again by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and baptized on September 16, 1990. He was a gentle giant with an even larger compassion and love for Jesus, his family and a multitude of friends. My life on earth, my love for Christ, my zeal to reach the unsaved and my yearning for heaven is much, much greater because of David Carpenter.
Until we meet again, ...Bob Fenwick
#1 Lamar, Mo.Garry & Donna Goodloe 2009-07-28 16:44
Our deepest sympathy & prayers go out to you & the boys. May God be with you always.

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