Russell G. Carpenter, 94, of Sandusky, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2007, in Stein Hospice Care Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 12, 1913, in Waynesville, W.Va. He graduated from White Sulfur Springs High School in 1933 and Chicago Technical School where he majored in carpentry. He worked in the coal mines of West Virginia for seven years and retired from Koch Aluminum Co. in 1982 after many years of service.
He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in his early years and enjoyed music, crossword puzzles, playing cards, loved to travel and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by one daughter, Scharlet (Gene) Rumer of Sandusky; three sons, Arnold Carpenter, Sandusky, Charles (Gladys) Carpenter of Sandusky and James (Sondra) Carpenter of Morgantown, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Teresa (Doug) Robison, Gene Rumer Jr. and Sterling Rumer; two great-grandchildren, Spencer Scott Rumer and Taylor Robison; one sister, Flossie Moore of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dortha (Carpenter); his second wife, Grace (Strausser); his third wife, Sophia (McCourt); his parents, Isaac and Jane (McCourt) Carpenter; four brothers, William, Boyd, Edward and Denver Carpenter; and three sisters, Mabel Carpenter, Lilly Sims and Gustava Goff.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Pastor Wally Gilbert of Sandusky Baptist Temple will officiate. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be made to grofffuneralhomes.com.