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Jesse Roy “J.R.” Carpenter, 68, was born November 13, 1949, in Ralls, Texas to Alton and Betty (Woodard) Carpenter and passed away June 10, 2018 in Midland.
J.R. married Connie (Lamb) on August 27, 1988 at Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit and they celebrated 29 years together.
J.R. was a cowboy. He loved all things western from his boots and spurs to his cowboy hat. J.R. loved to help people and true to his name, he enjoyed carpentry. Early in his life he demonstrated his love for animals by working for a vet in Muleshoe. Later he became involved in law enforcement where he served for 16 years: 6 years of services in Muleshoe and 10 years in Kermit. J.R. was also a 20 year veteran of the Kermit Volunteer Fire Dept and served as County Commissioner in Kermit for a term, and was a veteran who served in the US Navy.
Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Connie Carpenter of Kermit, TX.; daughters: Wendi Hudgens of Paris, TX., Angela Shuler and husband Wayne of Kermit, TX., Leah Speer and husband Lucas of Monahans, TX., and Tandi Cregg and husband Justin of Paris, TX.; brothers: Jerry Carpenter and wife Diana of Earth, TX., Kenneth Carpenter and wife June of Stanton, TX., and Mike Carpenter and wife Kathy of Okay, OK.; seven grandchildren: Caleb, Josh, Riley Grace, Wes, Clay, Colton, and Dakota.
Preceding J.R. in death were his parents: Alton and Betty Carpenter and his son-in-law: Kevin Hudgens.
A memorial services will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit with Brother Andy Hill officiating. Inurnment will be privately held at a later date. Honorary Pallbearers will include current and past members of the Kermit Volunteer Fire Dept and Law Enforcement community.
In Lieu of flowers donations in J.R.’s name may be made to charities supporting Alzheimer’s or Multiple Sclerosis research.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fs-fp.com.

Rhea Gonzales

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