Charles “Chuck” Howard Carpenter, 82 of Chanute, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at his home. Charles was born on December 21, 1937 in Avon, IL the son of Everette Griffith and Alice Evelyn (Johnson) Carpenter.
After high school on July 20, 1958 in Avon, IL, Charles married Sharon Kepler. Charles and Sharon have been married for 61 years. Charles was a graduate of Western IL University, and worked as a Development Engineer for HBD Industries in Chanute.
Charles was a member of the Chanute First United Methodist Church, and the Chanute Bass Club. He was also a member of the Avon Masonic Lodge where he joined in March of 1965. Including hunting and fishing, Charles enjoyed being a cast member of the Chanute Community Theater and singing in the choir. Most of all, Charles enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Including his wife Sharon, Charles is survived by,2 Sons, Michael Carpenter and wife Debbie of Stilwell, KS, and Mark Carpenter of Prairie Village, KS; 1 Daughter, Michelle Roberts of Spring Hill, KS; Sister, Karen Douglass and husband Hollister of Avon, IL; 4 Grandchildren: Andrew (Liza) Roberts, David and Matthew Carpenter, Caitlin (Zach) Kremer; 1 Great Grandchild: Olivia Kremer
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and Son-In-Law Larry D. “Ench” Roberts
Due to social distancing limitations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no visitation. There will be a private burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Avon, IL. There will be no services at this time, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorials to be made to the Chanute Community Theater. Please sign the online guestbook at www.wisefamilyfuneralhome.com. Wise Family Funeral Home Avon, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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