Elmer Edward Carpenter

Elmer Edward Carpenter, 74, of Marietta, went home to be with his Lord, Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home.

He was born on June 6, 1940, in Marietta, a son of Ralph Carpenter and Esther Addlesburger Carpenter. He was a graduate of Marietta High School and a member of Marietta Church of God. He loved to tinker with cars. Elmer was a along time employee at R. O. Wetz and Inland Wood Products.

Elmer is survived by his wife, Esther Muehlen Carpenter; children, Marty (Denise) Carpenter, Shari (Jeff) Jones, Lorrie (Steve) Elliott and Sean Carpenter; his special friends, Margie, Terry Carpenter, Craig (Wendy) Carpenter, Gary (Elaine) Carpenter, Rachel Parra, Mellisa (Mancil) Kelly and Crystal (Charles) McKinney; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth (Bill) Hitchcock; brothers, Bob (Vicki) Carpenter and Ralph (Wilma) Carpenter; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jimmy Carpenter; and grandson, Caleb McKinney.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, July 24, at Marietta Church of God, with Pastor John Coyle officiating. Burial will follow in Lynch Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home.

Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.lankfordfh.com

The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice nurses, Nancy, Barb, Kathy and Josh, and special aide, Becky, for the kind and considerate care.