James E. Carpenter, 70

James E. Carpenter, 70, of 1509 Kent Court in St. Marys, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1942, in St. Marys, to Howard and Rachel (Russell) Carpenter.

On Nov. 21, 1984, in Lexington, Ky., he married Linda Kay Sturgill, who survives.

He is also survived by three sons, Jimmy (Sara) Carpenter  of Oshkosh, Wis., Thomas Carpenter  of Minneapolis, Minn. and Tony (Lisa) Carpenter  of Oshkosh, Wis.; a daughter, Lori Woehrmeyer  of Oshkosh, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Michelle (Kenneth) Yuhanick  of Elida; 10 grandchildren; five sisters, Madge Lawson  of Seattle, Wash., Ruth  Carpenter  of St. Marys, Lana Hardin  of St. Marys, Cheryl (Tony) Newberry  of St. Marys and Deb (Scott) Humbert  of St. Marys; by two brothers, David Carpenter  of Greenville and Ronnie (Carla) Carpenter  of Dayton; by a brother-in-law, Jack (Deb) Sturgill  of St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by parents Howard and Rachel Carpenter; a brother, Allen Carpenter; by a sister, Lora Carpenter.

He retired from the U.S. Army.

He then worked for Dickerson Refrigeration and Ramada Inn Motel, both in Lexington, Ky.

His favorite pastimes included playing bingo, collecting sports cards, knives and swords. He also had a vast collection of Hot Wheels automobiles.

Rites are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys.

Burial, with full graveside military rites, will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.