Kevin P. Carpenter

Mr. Kevin Paul Carpenter, age 67, husband of Cindy Lou Carpenter, and a resident of Columbia, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 at Maury Regional Medical Center.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home; James Norton officiated. Burial followed in Polk Memorial Gardens. A visitation was held on Monday, May 17, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Heritage Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Born on June 22, 1953 in Lansing, Michigan, Kevin was the son of the late Edward Wall Carpenter and the late Shirley Jean Feier Carpenter. He married Cindy Lou Kikendall on February 9, 1974 and together they had three children. He worked thirty years for General Motors before retiring in 2007. After retirement, he worked for Lowes in Columbia and Walmart in Columbia and Spring Hill. A genuinely good person, Kevin would help anyone who needed it. He was a handyman and craftsman who often enjoyed wood working and fishing. Recently, he loved looking for deer. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved spending time with his grandchildren. Kevin was an avid Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers fan and a member of Riverside United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, Cindy Lou of forty-seven years, he is survived by his daughters, Jamie Carpenter (William Thomas “Tom”) King of Columbia, Tenn., Katrina Kay Carpenter (Michael) Kutzleb of N. C.; daughter in law, Crissie Carpenter of Dickson, Tenn.; sister, Lois Carpenter (Rudi) Seman of Lansing, Mich.; grandchildren, Caleb King, Marissa Kutzleb, Landon Carpenter, Maya Kutzleb, Stella Nelson; cousin, Donna (Ronnie) Williams; sister-in-law, Sue Carpenter; nephews, Mark Manojlovic, Shawn Seman; and nieces, Katie Kikendall and Missy Suntken.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter on February 19, 2011 and brother, Lee Carpenter.
Pallbearers were Caleb King, Dan Nelson, Courtney Suntken, Joe Davis, Nick Harmon, and Zachary Kiphart. Honorary pallbearers included: Landon Carpenter, Tom King, Ronnie Williams, Jeff Kiphart, and Josh Davis.
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