Billy Carpenter Wednesday, September 23, 1931 - Monday, September 4, 2017

       Billy Carpenter, age 85 of Fredericktown, Missouri passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown. He was born on September 23, 1931 in Saco, Missouri to William Charles and Birdie Mae (Spain) Carpenter.  On June 4, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri he was united in marrige to Leticia Mae Mertell who survives in Farmington, Missouri. Other survivors include: one daughter - Janet Autry (Don) of Fredericktown; three sons - Mark Carpenter and Gary "Lynn" Carpenter both of Fredericktown and Charles Higgenbothan (Mike Farmer) of Wood River, Illinois; one sister - Darlis Jeanette Mullins of DeSoto, Missouri;  six grandchildren - William Carpenter, Tracy Higgenbothan, Kyle Langston, Travis Autry, Cory Langston and Cody Autry; four great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

     He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers - Clarence Carpenter, Paul Carpenter, Edward Carpenter and Howard Carpenter and four sisters - Eskel Brewington, Deloris Slocum, Lorene Graham and Edna Fisher.

     Billy was a school bus driver for Fredericktown School for many years, he was a man with many interest which included hunting, fishing, playing the guitar and singing, cooking, flower gardening, taking walks in the woods and collecting rocks and was a very creative wood carver.

     Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown.  Services will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 also at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Frank Hinkle officiating.  A private internment may be held at a later date.

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