Blanchard J.

Carpenter

1922 - 2010

Blanchard J. Carpenter, 87, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Barnesville Health Care Center. He was born March 9, 1922 near Batesville, a son of the late Daniel and Mary Kuhn Carpenter.

Blanchard was the retired owner of the Carpenters Sunoco of Barnesville, a lifelong farmer. He was a Catholic by faith. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, and was a member of the Barnesville American Legion and Barnesville Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randy Carpenter, a half-sister, Lou Parr and two half-brothers, Paul and Robert Bischof.

Surviving, are his wife, Myrtle Belle Kemp Carpenter; sons: Rodney ( Susan) Carpenter of Dayton; Ray (Nancy) Carpenter of Morristown and Ronald Carpenter of the home; grandchildren: Brian Carpenter of Glenford; Sherry Parnell of Grand Rapids, Montana and Tristan Carpenter of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother Lawrence (Catherine) Carpenter also of Barnesville.

Friends were received Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. until time of services at 8 p.m. at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 E. Main St., Barnesville. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, 308 E. Main St., Barnesville, Ohio 43713.