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Bill Carpenter

August 8, 1943 — May 1, 2023

Liberal, Missouri

Bill Carpenter


The services for Bill Carpenter have been rescheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Verdella Freewill Baptist Church in Liberal, Missouri.


Bill Carpenter, age 79, of Liberal, Missouri passed away May 1, 2023.
Bill was born August 8, 1943 in Oskaloosa, Missouri to Willie Albert Carpenter and Carrie Evelyn (Guss) Carpenter. Bill graduated from Liberal High School in the class of 1961. On November 24, 1965, Bill married Karen Ann Bell in Liberal, MO.
Bill worked as a coal miner for Peabody Coal in Montrose, Missouri and also as a fork lift operator for O'Sullivan's in Lamar, MO., for 13 years. He was a member of the Mine Worker's Association (MWA). Bill loved watching the Kansas City Royals and having the boys home for deer camp.

Survivors include his wife, Karen; three sons, Darren (Tracey) Carpenter of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Brian (Laura) Carpenter of Nevada, Missouri and Kevin (Jennifer) Carpenter of Peculiar, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leota McClendon and Wanda June Dunn, both of Ft. Scott, Kansas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Verdella Freewill Baptist Church in Liberal, MO.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to the Verdella Freewill Baptist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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Memorial Service

Thursday, May 11, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Verdella Free Will Baptist Church

801 West Highway V, Liberal, MO 64762

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