ADA-Services for William Michael “Mike” Carpenter, Sr., 48, Ada, are 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Stephen Gene Wall will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakman Cemetery.
Mr. Carpenter died Saturday, December 20, 2008 at an Oklahoma City hospital.
He was born April 18, 1960 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was the son of Billy Joe and Georgia Maye Williams Carpenter. He graduated from Byng High School.
From a young age, he helped on the family farm and ranch, feeding and raising cattle and tending to the horses.
Mr. Carpenter was a Bouncer at Ken Lance, had served in the U. S. Marine Corps, was an avid pool player and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include seven children, Sasha Carpenter, William Michael “Bubba” Carpenter Jr., Ty Carpenter, Marti Apperson, Chelsey Carpenter, Catie Carpenter, and Stevie Carpenter Craft; eight grandchildren, Isis, Alysah, Keelie, Tyla, Titus, Eli, Taelon and Josia; his mother, Georgia Carpenter; two brothers, Paul Randall Carpenter and wife Charlotte, and John David Carpenter and wife Stephanie; nieces and nephews, Dustin, Taloa, Rainee and Staley; and two great nieces, Jadyn and Sophi.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Carpenter; a brother, Lee Starr; paternal grandparents, Claude and Willie Carpenter; and maternal grandparents, George and Afrena Williams.
Bearers will be his friends, Doyle Simpson, Tony Johnson, Daryl Fitzgerald, Mitchell Smith, Buddy Tartsah, and Andrew Wade. Honorary bearers will be Dean Musser, Rick Lemons, James Canada, Mike Lane, Teddy Townsend, Floyd Nugent, and Don Heath.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada