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William "Bill" D. Carpenter

December 6, 1930 November 15, 2019
William "Bill"  D. Carpenter
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William D. Carpenter “Bill” of Dover passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at home. He was 88.
Mr. Carpenter was born December 6, 1930 in Morven, North Carolina to the late Gilliam Carpenter and Kate Brock Carpenter.
He served 10 months in the United States Marines before serving 20 years, 8 months in the United States Air Force as a military police supervisor, where he received many awards. Mr. Carpenter was stationed in Korea, Guam. Taiwan, and Spain. After retiring from the military he worked for A Plus Auto in both Dover and Smyrna, DE. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, NASCAR and going to Virginia to their cottage in Trails End Campground on the Chincoteague Bay. Mr. Carpenter was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Grace Wise Carpenter; daughters, Nina Katherine and Terri Lynn Carpenter; son, Baby Boy Carpenter; grandson, Frankie Joe Beck; brothers, Albert, Allen and Roger.
He is survived by his loving companion, Eleanor Turner of Dover; daughter, Karen Carpenter Cole and her husband Henry of Magnolia; son Michael W. Carpenter of Milford; grandchildren, Laurie L. Myers and her husband Douglas of McKean, PA, Jason S. Beck and his wife Yvonne of Brunswick, OH, Taylor Carpenter of Dover, and Christopher Carpenter of Norfolk, VA; great grandchildren, Daniel “D.J.” Myers and Megan Moore of Erie, PA, Dylan, Leslie, Danielle and Dayna Myers all of McKean, PA, Chelsey and Jayden Beck both of Brunswick, OH, Mackenzie Johnson of Dover, DE and Bayleigh Carpenter of Norfolk, VA; great great grandchild, Delaney Myers of McKean, PA; brother, Raymond Carpenter of Polkton, NC; step grandsons, Hank Cole of Felton, DE, Mark Cole of Willow Grove, DE and Shawn Cole of Harrington; step great grandchildren, Dillon, Bryce and Alexandria Cole all of Felton, DE, Payton and Caleb Cole both of Willow Grove, DE and many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.
Funeral services will be held 8PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt. 10), Dover. Friends may call from 6-8PM. Interment will be held 11AM Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.


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6:00 PM 11/20/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/20/2019 8:00:00 PM
Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road

1145 E. Lebanon Road
Dover, DE 19901

Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road
1145 E. Lebanon Road Dover 19901 DE
United States

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Wednesday

20

Nov

8:00 PM 11/20/2019 8:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/20/2019 9:00:00 PM
Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road

1145 E. Lebanon Road
Dover, DE 19901

Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road
1145 E. Lebanon Road Dover 19901 DE
United States

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Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear, DE 19701

2465 Chesapeake City Road Bear 19701 DE
United States
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