The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

February 28, 2014

Bruce D. Carpenter

Published 2-28-14

WINFIELD, KS — Family visitation honoring the life of Bruce D. Carpenter, 65, of Winfield, Kan., will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Brown-Cummings Funeral Home in Enid, Okla. Military graveside honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. the following day, Monday, March 3, 2014, in Kansas Veteran Cemetery, Winfield, Kan., under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

He was born January 22, 1949, to Byron and Twila Carpenter in Stockton, Kan., and passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Winfield, Kan.

Bruce was raised in Stockton, Kan., on the family farm and graduated from Wentworth Military Academy.

He went to Fort Bliss for basic training. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne Division, earning the Bronze Star and the Army Accommodation Medal.

He became a trucker logging 3.5 million accident free miles.

He is survived by his parents, Byron and Twila Carpenter of Enid, Okla.; one brother, Dale and wife Julie Carpenter and family of Enid, Okla.; and one sister, Lynn and husband James Wagner of Kirksville, Mo., and family.

He was preceded in death by Earl and Opal Buss; maternal grandparents, James and Lucile Carpenter; fraternal grandparents; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be given to The Kansas Veterans’ Home, Winfield, Kan., with Brown-Cummings serving as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be given online at Brown-Cummings.com.

(Submitted by family)

 

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