Robert Louis Carpenter, 97, of Circleville, passed away on March 21, 2016.
He was born on June 27, 1918, in Circleville, to Isaac and Fannie (Palm) Carpenter.
He was a World War II Army veteran serving from 1941-1945. He was a POW captured on Feb. 16, 1943, in Africa, flown to Italy, then transferred to Germany, Stalag 2B, and was released on April 12, 1945.
He attended Calvary United Methodist Church, was a member of Masonic Lodge #23 F&AM, American Legion and Soldiers Monumental Association.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma (Huffer) Carpenter; siblings, Clarence, Frank, Harry, Richard, Donald, Lawrence and Ralph Carpenter, Catherine and Lillian Stevens and Helen Thomas.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Susan (Dean) Glitt; grandchildren, Rob (Deanna) Reeser and Kristen (David) England; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jenna, Sydney, Brant and Asher; many nieces and nephews; and by special friends, Betty Burgoon and Howard Snook.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with Pastor Greg Swann officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery with full military honors bestowed at the grave. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Soldiers Monumental Association, 165 E. Main St., Circleville, Ohio 43113; Parkinson Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; or Alzheimer Association, 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.
Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal