Ronald Kin Kade “Ron” Carpenter, 71, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla., of cancer.
He was born Nov. 11, 1941, in Three Rivers, Mich., to Mary Altonia Mercer and Hubert K. Carpenter.
Ron was a plumber by trade for many years until his disability forced his retirement. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Ron was an avid golfer receiving a hole-in-one plaque in 1999. He was a member of Deep Creek Elks Lodge in Deep Creek (Punta Gorda), Fla., and American Legion Post 2010 in Port Charlotte, Fla. Sept. 1, 1944, he married Joyce Scott in Punta Gorda. He loved spending time with his family.
Ron will be greatly missed by his wife, Joyce Scott; children, Patricia (Steve) Baker and Lisa Scott, both of Winchester, Va., Michael (Alisa) True of Port Charlotte, and Bill (Denise) Scott of Punta Gorda; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Naoma Irelan of White Pigeon, Mich.; brothers, Bill (La Donna) of Oakwood, Ohio, Phillip (Pam) Hoffine of Three Rivers, and Danny Urick of Michigan; and stepfather, John Reid of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Horace and Leora Carpenter, and Fletcher and Anna Mercer; sister, Diana Couch; stepfather, Harold Hoffine; stepmothers, Ruth Carpenter and Audrey Carpenter; nephew, Ronnie Dean Ramer; and brother-in-law, David Irelan.
Inurnment will be held at a later date at Peek Cemetery in Constantine, Mich. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guestbook.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.