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John Carpenter

John Morris Carpenter, 94, resident of Abbeville Nursing Home widower of Ethel Hughes Carpenter passed away Monday, December 6, 2021 at Abbeville Nursing Home.

Born in Ottawa, IL he was a son of the late Bill and Hazel Carpenter.
John was twice married first to the late Charlotte Sawyers Carpenter.
John was a United States Army Veteran having served in World War II. He attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois where he fell in love with a young lady, Charlotte Sawyers and they were married for 33 years when Charlotte passed from cancer. John moved to South Carolina from Illinois and met and married the lovely Ethel Hughes in 2000. Upon her death in 2010 John remained a widower. (He was the second youngest of seven). Early in his career he worked for American Can Company in Neenah, Wi. In the rotor gravuve dept. for 20 years. He moved to Illinois to start his own printing company with a friend and worked for another 10 years before he retired. The family would like to send a big THANK YOU to the staff at The Renaissance Assisted Living and The Abbeville Nursing home for their excellent care for John during his final days.

Survivors include: two daughter Catherine C. Carpenter (David) of Wisconsin and Elizabeth A. Wicklund (Matthew) of Colorado; two step-sons Allen Hughes (Tonya) and Steve Hughes (Felicity) of South Carolina; six grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was the last member of his immediate family.

A Celebration of John’s life will be conducted at a later date in Wisconsin.

Memorials in memory of John may be made to Crossroads Pregnancy Center, 428 Grace St., Greenwood, SC 29649 or to Lutheran Church by the Lake, 100 12 Oaks Drive, McCormick, SC 29835.

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Have fond memories of Uncle John..the recipe he gave me for Dilly Beans is still used and loved by all the Andersons and many others.

Jill Anderson Feb 12 2022 10:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Carpenter

Felicity & Steve Hughes Dec 10 2021 12:44 AM

So many sweet memories of my Papa John….♥️ So sorry for your loss, Mom and Aunt Beth! Praying for you both.

Megan Najera Dec 9 2021 7:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Carpenter

fred blakely Dec 8 2021 7:02 PM

Goodbye to an old friend who lived life well. You will be missed by all who knew you.

Chip King Dec 8 2021 10:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Carpenter

Anne Chandler Dec 7 2021 6:36 PM