Clifford Carpenter

Saturday, February 14, 2004

CAIRO, Ill. -- Clifford L. Carpenter Sr., 83, of Cairo died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at his home.

He was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Pemberton, N.J., son of Clifford and Helen McGee Carpenter. He married June Carpenter, who died in 1992.

Carpenter was a retired railroad switchman. He was a member of a Masonic Lodge in Chicago and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Rose Warren of Cape Girardeau; a son, Clifford Carpenter Jr. of Cairo; a stepson, Edwin Philpot of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Rose Kiddy of Byhaven, Miss.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded by two grandsons, two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill.