Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
WOOSTER – Donald E. Carpenter, 92, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.
He was born May 10, 1927 in Akron the son of Clyde and Nettie Stanley Carpenter. He married Dorcas Ward on August 8, 1954. She survives.
Donald was a high school band director for 29 years working at Marlboro High School, Triway High School and retired from Orrville High School in 1979. He had also worked for Ohio Valley College as a recruiter. He was a member of the North Main Street Church of Christ in Orrville.
He wrote music, specializing in Church hymns and poems. Donald loved gardening, sports and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, was a member of the Silver Sneakers at the YMCA and was a member of the Wayne Co. Choral Union. He loved his family beyond measure.
He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during WWII.
In addition to his wife, Dorcas, he is survived by his children Darlene (John) Thompson, Donna (Butch) Rogers, Dana (Paula) Carpenter, Dave Carpenter and Doug (Deborah) Carpenter all of Wooster; grandchildren Jason (Jennifer), Brian and Jennee Thompson, Megan (Chris) Hignight, Michael (Tonya), Marcus (Katie) Rogers, Brittany, Benjamin, Cody (Joyce), Seka, Andrew, Jonathan, Daniel and James Carpenter; great-grandchildren Sophie Thompson, Brady, Carter and Kennah Hignight; siblings Earl (Janet) Carpenter of Uniontown and Harold (Juanita) Carpenter of Cuyahoga Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 6-8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Hill Baptist Church, 2241 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster with Pastors Chuck Hopkins, Eric Fairhurst and Ron Laughery officiating. Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Friday, March 13, 2020 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funerl home
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at West Hill Baptist Church, 2241 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster.