, 86, of Kansas City, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at his home. Alan was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Harwood, to the late Leon and Sarah Ella (Murrah) Carpenter. He grew up in the Harwood area and was a 1944 graduate of the Schell City High School. He later served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII.
On April 12, 1952, he married Maxine Stark and to this union three children were born. They lived their entire married life in the Kansas City area. He worked for Owens Corning Fiberglass for 36 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of Gashland Methodist Church and was a more than 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge with his current membership at El Dorado Springs # 482 A.F. & A.M.
After retirement, Alan and Maxine enjoyed time camping near Warsaw, and spent many winters in Texas. Alan enjoyed bowling and had won a ring for bowling a 299 game.
Alan is survived by his wife, Maxine, of the home; Children, Sandra (Rodney) Maag, Carol Golubski and Stuart (Jill) Carpenter; Six grandchildren; one great grandchild and his brother, Donald Carpenter.
Services were held Saturday, Oct. 26, in the White Chapel Funeral Home, with burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Jerry Stark, Kent Stark, Dale Stark, Galen Stark, Jonathon Maag, Fred Golubski Jr. and Louden Carpenter.
Alan Leon Carpenter