After a yearlong battle with cancer, Major Kevin Carpenter passed away comfortably in his home just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. He was 65.
Kevin was a graduate of Norman High School. He married Kim Carpenter on August 7, 1982. Kevin was loved by all, attracted many friends, and never met a stranger.
Kevin was an avid wood worker. He built the two-story home in which, he and his family has lived for many years. He was able to do this using cheap labor from his children. Earlier in life, Kevin loved to skydive, play drums, and roast the tires on his Pontiac Firebird. Later in life, Kevin was a loved father, adored husband, and dependable friend.
Kevin worked for Homeland grocery store as a produce manager for close to 40 years where he developed many close relationships which ultimately became like family to him. He and his wife also owned Kim & Kevin’s Store in Dibble, Okla., which turned into yet another family for him with the long-time employees (his girls) and regular daily customers. He was loved by the community and will be missed by all.
Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, Burdett Carpenter and Rebecca Juanita Mauldin.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Kim; his children, Brandy, Jack, Kenny, Michael and wife, Crystal, Joshua, Bryan and wife, Leanna, Andrew, Michelle and husband, Matt, and Kimberly; grandchildren, Abigail, Isabell, Alexa, Rome, Nelson, Kade, Zaran, Kazden, Elliana and Noah; and his siblings; David and wife Karine Carpenter, Burnadett Brandt.
Public viewing will be held from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2022, at the Eisenhour Funeral Home in Blanchard, Okla. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the Dibble Middle School Gym. There will be a lunch at the Dibble Senior Citizens following the graveside service for anyone who wishes to attend and visit with each other.
Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard. Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.eisenhourfh.com. In lieu of flowers the family strongly suggests that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society. Donations can be made online at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html or through the Eisenhour Funeral Home in Blanchard, Okla.