OBITUARY

James Vaughn Carpenter

November 8, 1930March 25, 2021
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James Vaughn Carpenter was born November 8, 1930 in De Kalb, Texas. He passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas.

James was the second child of Admiral Dewey Carpenter and Mona Ona Gamble; they had four daughters and three sons. He met the love of his life, Juanita Joy Howard in Lamesa, Texas. James joined the United States Navy SeaBees in November, 1947.

When his first tour of duty ended, he came home to Lamesa, Texas. On April 15, 1950, he married Juanita. He worked for the United States Postal service until he was recalled in May, 1952. He was a Korean War veteran. He served in the Philippines and Quadulan in the Pacific Rim. Upon returning to Texas, he worked for The Texas Highway Department and Haliburton Oil. He pursued a career as a Diesel Mechanic and retired from Bruckner’s in Lubbock, Texas. Not one to stay still, he worked for other companies which included driving trucks.

He loved playing softball at Mackenzie Park and bowling at Fiesta Bowl. Fishing and traveling were also a favorite past time.

James was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Joyce and Patricia; a great grandson, Joshua and a great-great granddaughter, Promise Johnson.

James is survived by his wife, Juanita Joy Carpenter; daughters: Louise Plank and husband Jeff of Lubbock, Texas, Teresa Short and husband Bruce of Lubbock, Texas and Marsha Rice and husband Lee of Lubbock, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on April 2, 2021 at 9:00am., followed by James Carpenter, Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel. Livestream will be available on Resthaven’s Facebook.

Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Please visit www.resthavenfuneralhome.com for online tributes.

The family would like to express our appreciation to the staff of Beyond Faith Hospice for their care and love for James during the last year and also to the staff of Promiseland Assisted Living for their care and love during the last 2 weeks.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Lee Rice
  • Jeff Plank
  • Levi Alexander
  • Shane Pevehouse
  • Brent Pevehouse
  • Steve Owens, Jr.
  • James Owens
  • Sonny Owens
  • Bruce Short, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brandon Kellum, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donald Garrett, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Interment

    Friday, April 2, 2021

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Cille (Cearley) Austin

April 13, 2021

I wasn't certain my message went through. But I wanted to share with you that each and every time you visited us became a fond memory for me, because ya'll were so sweet! I remember Uncle James was so handsome and you were so beautiful! I remember sitting at our kitchen table talking. With having to move once a year after I married, which included 2 years in Bavaria, 2 years in Germany and three years in Italy, please forgive me for not keeping in touch with you! I'm certain you will miss Uncle James, so I pray to God you will feel His peace with you and feel the presence of Uncle James with you every minute of every day! I love you dearly.
Cille

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Biography

James Vaughn Carpenter was born November 8, 1930 in De Kalb, Texas. He passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas.

James was the second child of Admiral Dewey Carpenter and Mona Ona Gamble; they had four daughters and three sons. He met the love of his life, Juanita Joy Howard in Lamesa, Texas. James joined the United States Navy SeaBees in November, 1947.

When his first tour of duty ended, he came home to Lamesa, Texas. On April 15, 1950, he married Juanita. He worked for the United States Postal service until he was recalled in May, 1952. He was a Korean War veteran. He served in the Philippines and Quadulan in the Pacific Rim. Upon returning to Texas, he worked for The Texas Highway Department and Haliburton Oil. He pursued a career as a Diesel Mechanic and retired from Bruckner’s in Lubbock, Texas. Not one to stay still, he worked for other companies which included driving trucks.

He loved playing softball at Mackenzie Park and bowling at Fiesta Bowl. Fishing and traveling were also a favorite past time.

James was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Joyce and Patricia; a great grandson, Joshua and a great-great granddaughter, Promise Johnson.

James is survived by his wife, Juanita Joy Carpenter; daughters: Louise Plank and husband Jeff of Lubbock, Texas, Teresa Short and husband Bruce of Lubbock, Texas and Marsha Rice and husband Lee of Lubbock, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on April 2, 2021 at 9:00am., followed by James Carpenter, Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel. Livestream will be available on Resthaven’s Facebook.

Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Please visit www.resthavenfuneralhome.com for online tributes.

The family would like to express our appreciation to the staff of Beyond Faith Hospice for their care and love for James during the last year and also to the staff of Promiseland Assisted Living for their care and love during the last 2 weeks.