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Carpenter August 20, 1956 - August 19, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Marc "Wyndell" Wayne Carpenter was born on August 20, 1956 in a small town in Louisiana where his father, Wayne Carpenter, was preaching, and passed away on August 19, 2011 - just one day away from his fifty-fifth birthday. Marc was preceded in death by both of his parents, Evelyn Lucille Foreman Carpenter and Wayne "Panky" Carpenter. Marc is survived by one sister, Kathi Tisland; two nieces: Brandi and her children; Kandi, her husband David, and their children, Blessing, Canyon, and Tabitha. Over the years and decades, Marc shared many stories and memories of their growing up as "teacher's kids" and "preacher's kids." Besides sharing memories of the good times, Marc would also on occasion share information on the numerous health problems that were endured as he continued to work for the State of Oklahoma in various positions with the Department of Human Services, and also as a minister of music. Marc loved music, and through all his health problems, music was the activity that allowed Marc to have the strength to keep going. Both Kathi and Marc have sung and played piano for numerous churches over the years, showing and professing their love for God, family, and music. Marc had high blood pressure for years, suffered through an extensive 141/2 hour surgery for a brain tumor, a stroke, a broken hip, dementia, and finally congestive heart failure - which was just too much for his body to recover from. He was the music director for literally dozens of churches throughout Oklahoma and Kansas. Until his physical handicaps and limitations, especially walking, became too bad, Marc had returned to Rockwood Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, where he had grown up, to play piano and help with the music to the best of his limited abilities. Funeral service will be held at 2pm, Tuesday, August 23, at Mercer-Adams Chapel in Bethany, with interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Okla. City. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 22, 2011
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