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Arnel Carpenter

February 9, 1920 — October 16, 2015

Arnel Carpenter, 95, lifelong resident of Hacker Valley passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

Born February 9, 1920 in Hacker Valley, he was the son of the late Manuel and Dessie (Simmons) Carpenter. In addition to his parents, Arnel was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora Carpenter; and brother, Arnie Carpenter.

Arnel was an avid hunter, worked as a woodsman and a farmer, and was a member of the United States Army, serving during World War II.

He is survived by his sisters, Monna Simmons (husband, Delmos) and Donna Fisher (husband, Buck); nephew that he raised as his son, Robert Brown (wife, Niki); niece, Samantha McCourt (husband, Phillip); nephew, Steven Fisher (wife, Brandi); great-nieces and nephews, Kailey and Lily Fisher, Mercedes and Montana Brown, Zebulun McCourt, Danny Brown, and Jakob Hall; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs with the Reverend Cecil Williams officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Ware Cemetery in Hacker Valley.

Friends may join the family for visitation from 6-9 on Tuesday night at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Carpenter family.

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