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william “Buster” Carpenter

   William “Buster” Carpenter, 89 of Vernon, died on Monday, July 11, 2016, in Wichita Falls, Texas. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11 a.m., at Sullivan Funeral Home with Rev. Gib Baskerville officiating.
   Buster was born Thursday, May 19, 1927 in Chillicothe. He was the son of the late John Carpenter and the late Martha Carpenter. He married Doris Smith on April 9, 1949 in Vernon. He was owner and operator of Carpenter Sales for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, and he was a church greeter for several years.
   He is survived by his wife, Doris Carpenter of the home; two daughters, Sherry Cartusciello and husband John of Arlington, Texas, and Kathy Duncan and husband Bill of Odessa, Texas; three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
   Memorial s can be made to the Tipton Children’s Home or Rathgeber Hospitality House in Wichita Falls.
   Online condolences may be made to the family at


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