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Walter L Carpenter

Death 28 Oct 2006 (aged 77)
Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 153867554 · View Source
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WALTER L. CARPENTER, 77, passed away on October 28, 2006. He was raised in South Whitley, Indiana and lived in the Houston area for 56 years. Upon discharge from the United States Air Force, he married Ruth Dixon Carpenter on December 20, 1952 in Houston, Texas. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by wife, Ruth Carpenter, daughters Sherry Haning, Susan and husband Bruce Shaffer, Peggy White, son Bill and his wife Xiu. Grandchildren Katherine Ruth Haning Kalpakis, Christina Kay, Caroline Ruth, Kathleen Grace, William Charles and Andrew Joseph Shaffer, Melissa Rae and Michael Patrick White and Soren Emile Carpenter. Also survived by sister Emily and husband Gary Deutsch, brothers Randall and wife Carolyn Carpenter, Rex and wife Fayette Carpenter from Columbia City, Indiana. Throughout his life, Walt was guided by and always demonstrated character, honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, loyalty, patience and persistence. He was a successful life insurance salesman and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, representing the top 2% of all agents in the world. Another one of his proudest accomplishments occurred in 1946 when he took 800 wild horses from Wyoming to Danzig, Poland on the US Calvin Victory to help Polish farmers whose stock had been wiped out during World War II. The memorial service will be held on November 5, 2006 at First United Methodist Church, Houston, 1320 Main at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Charles Thompson will officiate. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley Community Center, 1410 Lee St., Houston, Texas 77009.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 3, 2006

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