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Thomas Carpenter Obituary
"Tom" CarpenterSept. 14, 1959 - Feb. 10, 2018 YUKON Thomas Richard "Tom" Carpenter was born Sept. 14, 1959, and died Feb. 10, 2018, at the age of 58. He was a retired corporal with the Oklahoma City Fire Dept., where he served for 22 years. He began his career as a volunteer firefighter with Yukon, where he grew up. Tom loved working as a firefighter. He was also an Emergency Medical Technician and responded to the Alfred P. Murrah Bombing. Tom graduated from Yukon High School in 1978. During his childhood, Tom played football, basketball and baseball. He also worked at his parents' store, Ace Hardware (formerly Otasco and Coast To Coast) beginning during high school for about 13 years and some after his retirement. He also mowed lawns and was very particular about keeping his vehicles spotless and maintained. Tom was also a realtor and made a hobby of flipping houses, which assisted with paying for his daughters' college. Always a hard worker, he never slowed down except during his three-year battle with metastatic esophageal cancer. He enjoyed snow skiing and spending time at the lake with family and friends. He loved cheering on his favorite team, OSU. He was passionate about classic cars and Corvettes. Tom was a very proud father and doted on his daughters' accomplishments. Tom was preceded in death by his dad, Paul Carpenter II. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sheri; two daughters, Kali and Karla, of the home; mother, Jo Ann Carpenter, brother, Buddy Carpenter & wife Judy, and sister, Chris Lee, all of Yukon. He is also survived by nieces, Holly and Jaime; and a host of relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support they received through this difficult time. Viewing will be held 2-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 and 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the First United Methodist Church, Yukon, interment following at the Frisco Cemetery, Yukon. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 12, 2018
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