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In Memory of

Sidney A. Carpenter

October 2, 1921 - September 19, 2013

Obituary


Sidney A. Carpenter, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend went to his heavenly reward on September 19, 2013. "Sid" was born on October 2, 1921 in Ochiltree County, Texas to C.E.E. and Mabel Paxton Carpenter. He graduated from Perryton High School. He served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII in the Pacific. He married Mary Burgess, from Polk County, North Carolina, on June 4, 1944, just two weeks prior to shipping out. They had been married for 65 years when Mary passed away in 2009. Sid and Mary, along with Mary Sue,...

Sidney A. Carpenter, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend went to his heavenly reward on September 19, 2013. "Sid" was born on October 2, 1921 in Ochiltree County, Texas to C.E.E. and Mabel Paxton Carpenter. He graduated from Perryton High School. He served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII in the Pacific. He married Mary Burgess, from Polk County, North Carolina, on June 4, 1944, just two weeks prior to shipping out. They had been married for 65 years when Mary passed away in 2009. Sid and Mary, along with Mary Sue, their first born daughter, moved to Borger, Texas in 1946 where they raised a family. They had three more daughters; Sidney Kay, Donna Ruth, and Deena Lynn. He worked for the United States Postal Service for thirty years before retiring as Postmaster, in 1972. The couple then moved to Amarillo and in 1983 changed their residence to the Dallas area. Sid did many things well. His name was very fitting, as one of his favorite things was carpentry. He loved tearing down old buildings, cleaning the lumber and reusing it to build new ones. He loved golfing and fishing. Providing for his family was his mission in life and he worked hard. At times he worked multiple jobs to provide something special for his girls. He loved his hobbies and he loved his family, but above all, he loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was a lifetime member of the Nazarene Church and served as church treasurer at First Church of the Nazarene in Borger for over twenty years. He always served the Lord through his church and was very quick to help out when he knew someone had a special need. Whether the need was monetary, help with a project at the house or on a car, he was always ready to pitch in and help.
Sid was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, his daughter Sidney Kay Dawson, his parents and seven siblings. He is survived by three daughters and their husbands; Sue and Corbett Howard of Celina, TX, Donna and Terry Roediger of Grand Prairie, TX, Deena and Todd Rea of Denton, TX and his son-in-law, Danny Dawson of Amarillo, TX. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mabel Brodie of Denton, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org or checks can be mailed to:

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266