John H. Carpenter
John H. Carpenter
  • February 22, 1949 - July 22, 2016
  • Houston, Texas

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John Howard Carpenter

John “Big John” Carpenter, born Feb 22, 1949 passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 22, 2016 after a short battle with leukemia.

John is preceded in death by his father Howard Dewayne, brother Michael Steven and wife of 24yrs Carolene Fontenot.

He is survived by: Mother Melba Carpenter-Krushinsky of Cypress TX and Daughters Gina Carey and partner Dave of Issaquah WA, Jennifer Carpenter-Dempsey and partner Jason of Deer Park TX and Shannon Carpenter-Warrick and partner David of Houston TX.

He also leaves behind his brothers Wayne Carpenter Sr and wife Kathy of Houston TX, David Carpenter and wife Glen of Crystal River FL, Mark Carpenter and wife Pam of Houston TX and sister Louis Diane Carpenter-Cashett and spouse Richard of San Antonio TX.

John had a very large family including 9 grandchildren: Brandon, Jessica, Megan, Zach, Kimberly, Brianna, Cade, Shelbie and Johnny as well as 4 great grandchildren: Amber Rose, Royce Bryant, Chase and Kaedyn. Also Son in Law John R Dempsey and partner Naomi Waller of Deer Park, TX plus numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly and they will miss him greatly.

The funeral services will take place Friday August 5, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 14404 Kemrock Dr Houston TX 77049. The visitation will begin at 11:30am and the services will be at 12:30pm. Burial will follow the services at the Veterans National Cemetery in Houston TX. After the burial there will be a luncheon at the church hosted by the gracious members of the LDS.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Pasadena Care Center and Heart to Heart Hospice for all their wonderful care and guidance through this time.

John’s daughters would like to especially thank their cousin Catherine Hair and husband Joshua for all their assistance in arranging the funeral services and to all the pallbearers for their service: Wayne Carpenter Sr, Jason Carpenter, John Dempsey, Zach Dempsey, Craig Garlington and David Warrick.