James Albert Carpenter

September 21, 1957June 8, 2018

James Albert Carpenter It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of this truly amazing man. He was a devoted and loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother and uncle. On June 8, 2018, Jim suffered a heart attack and passed away. Jim was born on September 21, 1957, in Middletown, Ohio the son of Earl and Ann Carpenter. He was a beloved brother to Joyce Brewer, Larry Carpenter and Rick Carpenter. Jim worked as a Computer Technician at Arrow Electronics. In 1978, while serving his country at Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs, CO he met and fell in love with his wife and best friend Jane Carpenter. He was a compassionate loving husband, devoted dad and role model to his four children and the best dang papaw to his seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Jim’s favorite place on earth was fishing on any body of water with his best friend and wife Jane beside him and a cooler filled with cold Pepsi and bologna sandwiches. We hope he is someplace where the bigmouth bass are always biting, the Pepsi is always cold and the sun never stops shining. Jim is survived by wife Jane Carpenter of Scottsdale, AZ his kids Lisa Long (husband Loran) of Bonner Springs, KS, Terrye Iannetta, Brian Gallegos (wife Yolanda) and Stephanie Leeser (husband Danny) of Phoenix, AZ, his grandkids Genevieve Vicary (husband Ryan), Angel Catania (fiancée Nathan), TJ Catania (fiancée Kaitlyn) of Kansas, Monique Quintana, Courtney Ponthieux, Isabella Iannetta and John Iannetta III of Arizona, his great grandkids Bekham Getman, Alessandra Vicary, Atticus Culp of Kansas, Jacob Mesa and Matthew Flores of Arizona, his sister Joyce Brewer (husband Gary) of Florida and brother Rick Carpenter (wife Linda) of Ohio as well as many loving nieces & nephews. His mother Ann Carpenter, his father Earl Carpenter and his brother Larry Carpenter precede him in death. The family will hold a Celebration of Life to honor Jim on July 15, 2018, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Dillon’s on the Bayou at Lake Pleasant.


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Yolanda Gallegos

June 28, 2018

To the family, Jim, was taken from us so soon. His smile, generosity and caring personality will be greatly missed. He was such a hard worker and did a fantastic job caring for Jane. Very few men could have done it any better. I hope Jim is at peace, resting at last and watching over us.