Edgar Eugene 'Gene' Carpenter

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mr. Edgar Eugene "Gene" Carpenter, 84, of Manila, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at his home. Born in the family home in the Yellow Banks area, near Manila, he was the son of the late Edgar Theodore and Ethel Green Carpenter and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a retired trucker for the Watkins Motor Lines in West Memphis and enjoyed his off time with family and friends duck hunting on Big Lake.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Woolard Carpenter; a son, Elvis Carpenter; three brothers and a sister.

He is survived by two sons, Larry E. Carpenter of Manila and Don Charles Carpenter of Denver, Col.;

Four daughters, Deborah Farrow of Jackson, Mo., Dianne McCallie and Lesley Palmer of Manila, and Julia Kay Carpenter of Denver, Col.;

Three brothers, Vernon Carpenter of Batesville, Larry Carpenter of Eureka Springs and Jack Carpenter of Monett, Mo.;

Two sisters, Joann Browning of Manila and Bonnie Reams of Jonesboro; and

Fifteen grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with the Rev. Ray Dill officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8p.m. today at the funeral home. Guests may register at www.HowardFuneralService.com