Obituary of Harry Carpenter

Harry Dee Carpenter, age 86, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at his home.  He was born January 2, 1936, in Pleasanton, Kansas, the son of Harry F. Carpenter and Emogene McCoach Carpenter.  Harry attended Pleasanton schools and graduated in 1954.

He joined the U. S. Navy that same year.  Harry married Janet Rae Hurd on May 23, 1961, in Ft. Scott.  Following their marriage, Harry and Janet made their home at various military bases throughout the United States including Hawaii.  Harry received numerous medals from serviced performed as a Hospital Corpsman while serving with the United States Marines on his second tour of Vietnam.  Harry retired after twenty years of service in 1974, as a Hospital Man First Class serving with both the U. S. Navy and the U. S. Marines.  He later returned to Ft. Scott and graduated from the Ft. Scott Community College in 1978.  He was later employed by Mayco Ace Hardware, Tri-Valley Developmental Services and as a driver for Mercy Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Janet, of the home; two sons, Jon Carpenter (Kim) of Ft Scott and Jim Carpenter (Diane) of Olathe, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Jana Johnson (Michael) of Ft. Scott, Kyle Carpenter (Anna), of Erie, Kansas, Jon Thomas Carpenter (Rachel), of Ft. Scott, Kelsey Young (Drew) of Bentonville, Arkansas, Crystal Haro (Jamin) of Overland Park, Kansas, Mark Feagins of Joplin, Missouri, Adrian Ariana and Jayden Carpenter, all of Olathe, Kansas and five great-grandchildren, Randell and Liam Johnson, Evelyn Carpenter, Macy and Micah Haro.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Louise Licklider and a brother, Larry Carpenter.

According to Harry’s wishes, there was cremation.  No services are planned at this time.

Burial with military honors will take place at a later date in the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department, the Ft. Scott Police Department or the Paralyzed Veterans of America and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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