News and Tribune

January 24, 2014

Donald Lee Carpenter, 76; Jeffersonville

— Funeral services for Donald Lee Carpenter, 76, Jeffersonville, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Garr Funeral Home, Sellersburg, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany. He died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Hosparus In-Patient Care Center, Louisville.

He served his country in the United States Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Sammy Carpenter; sons, Darrell Short Jr. and his wife, DeeDee, Memphis, Terry Lee Kessinger, Florida, and Teddy Lee Kessinger, Jeffersonville; sister, Mary Louise Gramlin, Fredericksburg; grandchildren, Heather, Samantha, Lyndsey and Brandon; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, David Carpenter.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, and after 9 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

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