Charles D. Carpenter

LEOTI - Charles D. Carpenter, age 82, died April 7, 2020 at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti. Charlie was born June 19, 1937 in Thomas County, KS, the son of Charles A. & Mildred (Kenefake) Carpenter. On October 14, 1978, he married Julie Appl in Leoti.

Charlie has been a resident of Wichita County since 1983 moving from Colby, KS. He was a dog breeder of racing greyhounds from 1983 until 1993 and retired as custodian for Wichita County High School in 1999.

Charlie’s surviving family includes his wife, Julie Carpenter of Leoti; two children, Cole Carpenter of Leoti, and Theresa Carpenter of Sutton, NE. He is also survived by two sisters, Norma Smith of Emporia, KS and Annie Brooks of Colby, KS as well as three grandchildren. His parents, a grandchild and three sisters precede him in death.

Private funeral services will be held at the Leoti Cemetery in Leoti, KS. Friends may sign the book from 1:00 pm until 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, KS. Memorials may be written to the Charles Carpenter Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at