Born: June 17, 1936 in Falls County, Texas
Died: July 31, 2007 in Axtell, McLennan County, Texas
Robert Joseph “Bob” Carpenter, 71, of Axtell, passed away Tuesday, July 31, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Troy Cobb officiating. Burial will follow at China Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Pecan Grove Funeral home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco.
Bob was known as “Grandpa” to all children who met him. He retired from Providence Hospital. Bob was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Riesel.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Glenda Faye Carpenter; father, Curtis Charles Carpenter; and brothers, Don Carpenter and Danny Carpenter.
Survivors include wife, Sharon Carpenter, of Axtell; daughter, Donna Williams and husband, Gary; sons, Darrell Carpenter and Bobby Don Carpenter and wife, Kaylen, all of Gholson; son, Richard Ware, of Huntsville; daughter, Dana Murphy and husband, Jack, of Caddo Mills; son, Keith Remlinger and wife, Tracy, of Austin; daughter, Terri Hyles and husband, David, of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Misty Rogers, Gary Williams, Jr., Chasity Barnett, Candice Carpenter, Cody Don Carpenter, Sam Patrick, Nathan Patrick, Chrysti Weekes, Weston Weekes, Myranda Medlin, Zak Apperson, Leah Apperson, Stacy Ware, Siena Remlinger and Owen Remlinger; nine great-grandchildren; mother, Margaret Carpenter; brothers, Curtis Carpenter and wife, Marie, of Gholson, and Cecil Rogers and wife, Kathy, of Aquilla; sisters, Ann Baird and husband, Bennie, of Bellmead, and Carolyn Attaway and husband, Bo, of Waco; many other relatives and friends.