Richard “Dick” Carpenter

July 09, 1944 ‒ May 28, 2004

Galena, Ohio

Richard “Dick” Carpenter, age 59, passed from this earth in his sleep at home on Friday, May 28, 2004.

Born on July 9, 1944 in Columbus, he was a lifelong resident of the Galena area. He was a heavy equipment operator for nearly 40 years. He was employed for the last eight years by Excavating Unlimited, and prior to that he worked for Boggs Excavating and D and J Grading. Member of National Rifle Assoc., Ohio State Trappers Assoc. and charter member of FOE Aerie No. 3614. An avid outdoorsman, Dick enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and rabbit hunting. He also collected Lucky Strike memorabilia.

Dick will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him, especially his wife of 30 years, Violet; three sons, Ed (Sofie) Carpenter of Murrieta, CA, and Rick (Jackie) Carpenter of Pataskala, and Robbie Sage, at home; two daughters, Kelly (Ben) Jackson of Galena and Kim (Troy) Berdine of Hanoverton; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (Elizabeth Reeb) Daniels of Zanesville and Chuck Hoppes of Powell; three sisters, Nadine (Jerry) Perkins of Nashville, TN, Helen Gillium of Orlando, FL and Sue Feasel of Delaware; one sister-in-law, Bridget (Hoppes) Homsher; mother and father-in-law, Eva and Wilbur Van Houten; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Judy and Pete Ratliff and Jeannie and Al Herritt; many nieces and nephews and their families; special friends, the Burns family (Kevin, Betty Jo, Sarah, Niki, and Jean Russell) and his sidekick, Dove.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Hoppes; two brothers, Stephen Hoppes and Ed Daniels; and his grandmother, Helen Gray.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where funeral services will be held Wednesday 2:30 p.m. with Pasto Billie White officiating. Interment will follow in the Galena Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Arthur James Cancer Hospital, Ohio State University, 2500 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-9983 or Hospice at Riverside, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214-3998.