Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 17, 2011 11:58 am EDT


GAMBIER — James F. “Peanut” Carpenter, 69, of Chadwick Road, Gambier, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Knox Community Hospital.

He was born Nov. 5, 1941, in Coshocton to the late James and Esther (Smalley) Carpenter. Jim received his engineering degree from Franklin University. He was employed as an engineer for Pretty Products in Coshocton. He later worked for C.L. Richert Trucking from which he retired after 30 years of service. In 1986, Jim and his wife started Bear Run Kennel raising and breeding Plott Hounds for showing and hunting. Jim was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose here in Mount Vernon, and enjoyed hunting and camping but he truly loved trucking.

He is survived by his wife of over 21 years, Jacqueline (Perkins) Carpenter; two daughters, Carrie (Kevin) Davis of Fredericktown and Amanda (Tyler) Hains of Coshocton; three sons, Chris (Heather) Mullinnex of Perrysville, Jim (Rana) Carpenter of Coshocton and Chris Carpenter of Coshocton; 12 grandchildren; and his sister, Sherry (Bob) Wright.

There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family to defer funeral costs. To send the family a private condolence online visit

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of James F. Carpenter.

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