• –––––SPRINGDALE — Carl David Carpenter, 77, of Springdale, Ark., passed away Friday, April 2, 2010, in Jane, Mo.
Carl was born on July 7, 1932, in Flint, Mich., a son of Plez Carpenter and Mary Evelyn Warr Carpenter. He owned and operated Sunray Sanitation in Springdale for many years. After selling the business he founded Central States Manufacturing in Lowell. He was a Naval veteran, having served his country during the Korean era. He graduated the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture engineering. He had supported and started various children’s homes and schools in Mexico and Honduras, having a great concern for the Hispanic Community.
Survivors include: wife Una Fay Carpenter, Springdale, Ark.; one son, Rick Carpenter, Fayetteville, Ark.; one daughter, Shelia Taylor, Springdale, Ark.; one brother, Jerry Carpenter, Columbia, Mo.; one sister, Virginia Walker, Mountain Home, Ark.; five grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Fellowship Bible Church in Lowell, Ark., at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Pastors Robert Culp, Jim Hall and Hugo Fruehauf will officiate the services under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale, Ark.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital.