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Stephen Carpenter

May 31, 1949 — August 2, 2022

Stephen Carpenter, 73, Joplin, MO, passed into eternal rest August 2, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family.

Stephen Craig Carpenter was born May 31, 1949 in Joplin, MO the son of John and Ann (Eagles) Carpenter. Steve as he was called by his family and friends had lived in the area most of his life. He loved his family, they were his most prized possession. He done asphalt work and construction until he had a work related accident and became disabled. He loved to go to the cafe to drink coffee with a group of friends. He was known for his pranks and being the jokester. That tradition was passed down to his grandsons.

Steve and Connie (Williams) were united in marriage July 12,1974 in Joplin Mo. They just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.

Steve was a member of the Racine Apostolic Lighthouse church.

Additional survivors include his 6 children; Stephen Carpenter (May) Joplin, Jeff Carpenter Joplin, Carrie McLean (Frank)Joplin, Kyliyah Jones (Trey), Miami, Ok, Cassie Carpenter Neosho, Takiowa Carpenter, Joplin; sibings, Bob Carpenter (Sandy), Anna Nichols (Dave) and Deloris Felker. Also a Brother and Sister in-law that held a special spot Merle and Roberta Williams. 9 grandchildren Sasha Carpenter, Stephen Carpenter, Genesa Carpenter, Stasia Carpenter, Emily Carpenter, Dillan McLean, Dakota McLean, Trent McLean, & Tiffany McLean , 2 great-grandchildren Freeman and Lyla a host of extended family and friends.

Stephen was preceded in death by siblings, Frank Carpenter and Marie Good and his parents.

Viewing at the funeral home from Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the Racine Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Racine, MO, with Bro Kelly Sampson officiating.

Burial will be in the Burkhart Cemetery with Stephen Carpenter, Stephen Carpenter, Jeff Carpenter, Dillan McLean, Dakota McLean, Trent McLean serving as pallbearers.

Arrangements under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.



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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, August 6, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Racine Apostolic Lighthouse Church

11834 State Hwy 86, Racine, MO 64858

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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 6, 2022

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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