James Kyle Carpenter, 88 of Independence, Ks. passed away on Monday, July 21st at Medical Lodge of independence, Ks.
Visitation will be Friday, July 24th from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. The family will receive guests from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
A Celebration of Life Service in honor of James will be held Saturday, July 25th at 2:00 pm at Potts Chapel of Independence, Ks.
James Kyle Carpenter was born July 9, 1927 in Liberty, Ks. He was the son of O.R. and Bessie (Weber) Carpenter, he attended schools in independence, Ks. where he excelled in all athletics, and was selected as an All-State performer in high school football.
He later attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Ks. to play football. James was united in marriage to the love of his life, Juanita Jean Marler for 65 years, where they made their longtime home in Independence, Ks. James enlisted in the Navy and after proudly serving his country, he soon after joined the Army Reserves. He was activated and achieved status as Military Police in that branch of service. James retired from the local cement plant in Independence, after 39 years of dedicated employment.
He was a member of the Elks Club, American Legion, and VFW post 1186. James loved playing golf, going fishing, and working for many years with the Independence Recreation Commission, where he was actively involved in coaching all four of his sons athletic teams over the years. He also had great passion for watching KU Jayhawks Basketball and Kansas City Royals Baseball. James and his wife Juanita enjoyed going to the horse and dog races while traveling. Both he and his wife put countless hours in towards past Neewollah play productions as well. But his greatest love of all was his family, whom he always made time for.
James is survived by four sons; Michael Alan Carpenter of independence, Ks., Stephen Craig Carpenter and wife Rebecca of Shawnee, Ks., Jeffrey Kyle Carpenter of Independence, Ks., and Josh Nelson Carpenter of Leawood, Ks. Two brothers; Gerald Leland Carpenter of Neodesha, Ks., and Alva Ray Carpenter of Wichita, Ks. One sister; Lila Carroll of Independence, Ks., along with six grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his wife Juanita, along with his parents and three brothers; Clayton Elmer Carpenter, Claude Leon Carpenter, Donald Eugene Carpenter, and one sister; Alene Corn.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association or FORPAZ , and left with Potts Chapel of Independence, Ks.