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John Dewey Carpenter, Jr.

May 25, 1928 - April 14, 2020

U.S. Veteran

There will be no public visitation. A private graveside service will be held at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.


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John Dewey Carpenter, Jr., 91, of Nutter Fort passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in the West Virginia VA Nursing Facility.

He was born in Dola on May 25, 1928, a son of the late John D. Carpenter, Sr. and Myrle Baker Carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Geneva Carle Carpenter, whom he married on October 30, 1948.



Also surviving are three children, Sandra Mano and her husband Terry of Mt. Clare, John David Carpenter and his wife Debra of Mt. Clare, and Debra Leonard and her husband Mark of Mt. Clare; four grandchildren, Teresa Davis and her husband Tim, John David Carpenter and his wife Tiffany, Heidi Tingler and her husband Jeremy, and Megan Rickles and her husband Micah; 10 great grandchildren, Myriah and Hannah Davis, Logan and Zachary Carpenter, Isaac and Madilyn Tingler, Noah, Josiah, Elijah, and Isaiah Rickles; and one great great granddaughter, Aria Davis.



Mr. Carpenter was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by three brothers, James, Bud and George Carpenter; and his cat Julie.



Mr. Carpenter was a United States Army veteran.  He worked on the cutting machine at Pittsburgh Plate Glass, and also worked underground for the Badger Coal Company.



He was a member of the Mt. Clare United Methodist Church where he also sang in the choir, formerly a member of the Nutter Fort Baptist Church, a member of the Mt. Clare Senior Citizens, and a member of the Centennial Squares square dancers. John was an avid camper at Big Bear for over 35 years, where he is also worked security and maintenance.



Special thank you to the VA Nursing Facility for their wonderful care.



Due to the current circumstances involving the coronavirus disease, there will be no public visitation. A private graveside service will be held at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.



You may visit our home page on our website at for further updates or changes to our visitation policy.



For those unable to attend, you are encouraged to sign our Guestbook available on Mr. Carpenter’s obituary published on our website. A Service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.



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