James W. “Jim” Carpenter

August 30, 1945 ‒ July 17, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: James W. “Jim” Carpenter passed away Friday morning, July 17, 2015 in his daughter’s Mansfield home surrounded by family following a short illness. He was 69.

He was born August 30, 1945 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to parents James Elliot & Effie (Stevens) Carpenter as one of eight children. The family moved to the Mansfield area in the 60’s and has been here ever since. Jim worked for Artesian/Crane Plumbing in Mansfield for over 33 years.

In his time off, Jim enjoyed watching TV especially news and current events, going for drives in his blue Mazda RX-8, and listening to bluegrass or classic rock music. He knew the best things in life are free and enjoyed the simple pleasures in life like going fishing with his son.

Jim was well-respected among his friends and everyone knew they could go to him for help. He was fiercely independent and took pride in his clean cut look. His family could always count on him to make them laugh—even though most of his jokes were unintentional.

He will be dearly missed by his three children and their spouses: Ted & Janet Carpenter, Charla & Tim Bowman, and Liz & Robert Burks all of Mansfield; five grandchildren: Samantha Carpenter, Aron Hamm, Eric Hamm, Jessica Greer, and Michael Greer all of Mansfield; two great-grandchildren Ella Sweval and Braxton Hamm; two brothers and sisters-in-law Robert & Brenda Carpenter of Columbus and Gary & Sandy Carpenter of Caledonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by five siblings: Charles, Louise, Sue, Donald, and an infant sister Charlotte.

The family is holding a Celebration of Life service honoring Jim’s life 6 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2015 in the Ontario Event Center, 3985 Park Ave West in Ontario.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jim’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch his tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Ted, Charla, Liz & Families,

    It was wonderful to meet you all today and hear your stories about Dad. Periodically we all need reminded of Jim’s life philosophy: Enjoy the simple pleasures in life for they are the most important.

    Remember I’m only a phone call away should you need anything.

    Hannah Snyder, your funeral director

  • Ted,Charla,Liz, So sorry for tour lose. Nothing worse than losing your parents. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Love you,Tracie

  • Sending my sympathy to Jim;s family ; praying that the Lord will give you all peace and comfort for your lose Special hugs too Charla and Tim ! love you both Betty {mom) Cukr

  • My deepest sympathy to Charla and Tim and all ur family in this time of need…I’m sending prayers for all of u guys…

    luv u..and a big hug….


    Billie Kennedy

  • Ted, Janet and Samantha, You and your family have our sympathy and we will continue to keep you in our prayers. Our love to you Merle and Janet

  • So sorry to hear you lost your father Ted! Prayers go out to you and your family from the Gorrells. Call anytime!

  • Sorry about your dad. Wish we could have met this summer as Ted and Randy Gibson had talked. My thoughts and memories of your dad remain. The times Jim and I spent doing things together as good friends in our younger years will always remain. You kids will be in my prayers. I’m in the phone book any time for a call; I’d love to hear from you kids. God bless you and may God watch over you.

  • Liz, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I remember meeting him at your store. I remember him because of his personality and shining eyes. I could tell that he could be a real character. I could see where you got your sense of humor

  • Liz and Bob, Jim always made me laugh he is going to be missed. I was so happy that I got to spend time with him on July 4. My love and prayers are with you both and your family.