Irvin L. Carpenter

May 25, 1928 ‒ March 16, 2003

Butler, Ohio

BUTLER: Irvin L. Carpenter, 74, of North Liberty Road, Butler, died Sunday March 16, 2003 in Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon, following a long illness.

He was born May 25, 1928 in Woodsfield to Clifford and Pearl Hattie Stephens Carpenter.

Irvin served in the US Army during WWII.

After moving to the area, he worked as a machine operator at Continental Can Company in Mount Vernon, from which he later retired.

He was a member of Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion, Bellville, and attended North Liberty United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and Cincinnati Reds Baseball, but his first true love was his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Mary Warrick Carpenter, whom he married July 21, 1951; three daughters and two sons-in-law Debbie and Jim Riddle and Bonnie and Mike Bittinger all of Butler and Cindy Baker of Franklin, Tennessee; eight grandchildren and their spouses John and Betsy Shaffer of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Lisa Shaffer of Washington, D.C., Jeremy and Erin Riddle of Ashland, Nicole Riddle of Indianapolis, Indiana, Chase Riddle of Butler, Matt Kearney of Franklin, Tennessee, Shaun and Brice Bittinger both of Butler; one great grandson Jake; two brothers and sisters-in-law Elmer and Gerry Carpenter and Neil and Barb Carpenter all of Mount Vernon; two sisters Evelyn McCleary and Judy Clevenger both of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Ed Carpenter, Harold Stephens, MaryAnn Davis, Robert Carpenter, Viola Robinson and Virgil Carpenter.

Friends may call Tuesday March 18, 2003 from 5-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 am. The Rev. Douglas Beggs will officiate. Burial will follow in North Liberty Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to North Liberty United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.