William Harold Carpenter

December 3, 1949April 2, 2018

WILLIAM HAROLD CARPENTER, 68, of Cisne, IL passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at Cisne Rehab and Health Care Center.

Harold was born December 3, 1949 at Cisne, IL to John Hale and Margaret Alice (Huffman) Carpenter. He married Carolyn Jean Pope August 28, 1971 at Buckeye Christian Church near Geff, IL and she survives.

Harold was a teacher, principal, and superintendent. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

Harold is survived by his wife Carolyn of Cisne, one daughter Amy (Shannon) Hamlin of Mt. Vernon, IL; two sons Matthew Carpenter of Dupo, IL and Nathan Carpenter of St. Louis, MO; three sisters Joy Wilkerson of Michigan City, IN, Betty (John) Oldham of Louisville, IL and Mabel Smith of Xenia, IL and one brother Bob Carpenter of Cisne, IL. Also surviving are two grandchildren Levi and Kenzie Hamlin.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers-in-law Arthur Wilkerson and Robert Smith and his father and mother-in-law Leroy and Dorothy Pope.

Funeral service will be 10:00am Friday, April 6, 2018 at Hosselton Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6:00pm-9:00pm Thursday, April 5, 2018. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Clay County Hospice and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be given to the family at


  • Carolyn Carpenter, Wife
  • Amy Hamlin, Daughter
  • Matthew Carpenter, Son
  • Nathan Carpenter, Son
  • Joy Wilkerson, Sister
  • Betty Oldham, Sister
  • Mabel Smith, Sister
  • Bob Carpenter, Brother
  • Kenzie Hamlin, Granddaughter
  • Levi Hamlin, Grandson
  • Preceding Harold in death were his parents John Hale and Margaret Alice (Huffman) Carpenter, two brothers-in-law Arthur Wilkerson and Robert Smith and father and mother-in-law Leroy and Dorothy Pope.

  • Matthew Carpenter
  • Nathan Carpenter
  • Shannon Hamlin
  • David Mcallister
  • Jim Pope
  • Russell Moore


  • Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018

William Harold Carpenter

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Jane Petrusha

April 5, 2018

Only great memories of a great man. So sad to loose a dad and an Uncle so close. May God bless and keep you in his arms.
Love always Your Best, Favorite Niece Jani ( ok cousins stand down, your fine.) We all already miss you and always will.