James Clifford Carpenter, 76, of Christopher, IL passed away January 2, 2016 at his home.
He was born July 19, 1939 in Christopher, the son of Clifford Carpenter and Lena (Laws) Carpenter.
James was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Christopher American Legion and the Italian Club, in Coello, IL.
He is survived by his children Laurie Greene (Casey), Nebraska, step-children Tina and David, of Florida and Anthony, of Desoto, IL; grandchildren Allison Fels and (Danny),Halley Zulawski (Andrew), Caitlan Greene, Carissa Greene, great-grandchildren Danny Jr. and Kylee; brothers and sisters Dimple and Patrick Lynch, Christopher, Jane & Dean Phillips-Pinckneyville IL, Laverne Wilmore, Joliet, IL, Marion and Lou Carpenter, Port Bolover TX, Johnny amd Fay Key Christopher, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, brother LeRoy Carpenter, sisters Carolyn Dulitus, Loretta Hester, Ruby Vaughn and infant sisters Gladys and Alberta Carpenter.
Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday Jan. 6, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Mulkeytown Cemetery, in Mulkeytown, IL. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home, in Christopher, is in charge of arrangements.
For more information go to www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.