Jack Carpenter

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Jack Carpenter2/2/1981
Services for Jack Carpenter, 68, longtime Marion County Clerk of Court, were held
Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Bybee & Davis Funeral Home.

Mr. Carpenter died Feb. 2, 1981 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

A 1930 graduate of Knoxville High School. Following high school, he was employed
by the United Grocery Store in Knoxville and later worked in other grocery stores
in the city.

He started to work as a deputy clerk on Jan. 1, 1941 and on March 1, 1943 he was
appointed clerk of court, replacing Rex Weddle who resigned. Mr. Carpenter held
the office of clerk of court until 1968. When he left the clerk's office he was
employed by a brokerage firm for three years, later accepting employment as a clerk
with the Iowa Liquor Commission. He retired from that position in November of 1979.

Mr. Carpenter was born Oct. 10, 1912 in Marion County, the son of Roy Noble and
Callie Ream Carpenter.

He married Helen Jones on Sept. 18, 1932. He was a member of the First United Methodist
Church of Knoxville and the Oriental Lodge 61, AF&AM.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; two daughters, Beverly Fisher, Sioux City and
Mrs. William (Sharon) Curtis of Cedars Falls; sister, Mrs. Lionel (Betty) Bybee
of Pleasantivile and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Marvin Flanders, Richard Fast, Kim Bybee, Larry Bybee, Bill Hardin
and Wayne Bankus. Darlene Mooberry was organist and John Crawford was soloist. Dr.
Leonard E. Deaver officiated at the services, with interment in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Radio Ministry, First United Methodist Church.