KEWANEE - Lowell T. Carpenter, 78, of Kewanee, died Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 1 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with Pastor Andrew Christman officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established. The funeral home will maintain compliance with COVID regulations and requires that all guests wear a mask for the safety of all those attending.
He was born November 8, 1942 in Mt. Vernon, KY, the son of Thomas and Edna (Higgens-Culton) Carpenter. He had married Ruby Wynn-Dooley and they later divorced. Survivors include his children; Angela (John) Werderman of Kewanee, David (Sherry) Carpenter of Wilmington, OH, Roy (Julie) Carpenter of Kewanee and Linda (Nick) Yelm of Galva, eight siblings; Wayne (Debbie) Carpenter, Jeff (Teresa) Carpenter, Kenny (Carol) Carpenter, Ralph (Shirley) Carpenter, Alfred (Audrey) Carpenter, Billy Carpenter, Mary Ballanger and Janet Carpenter, all of Kentucky, a brother-in-law, JT Lamb, a sister-in law, Patty Carpenter and eighteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and Ray, a sister, Carol Lamb and a brother-in-law, Alfred Ballanger.
Lowell had worked as a welder and lead man at the Kewanee Corporation from 1977 until he retired in 2004. Lowell was also an Auxiliary Police Officer for the City of Kewanee from 1988 to 1993. In his earlier years, he worked as a logger and tobacco farmer in Kentucky. Lowell was also a Certified Massey Ferguson Mechanic. He was ordained to the Baptist ministry on Oct, 26 1986 and he preached for several years at the Church of God Baptist Church on Mosher Ave. in Kewanee. Lowell loved working and hanging out with friends in his garage and enjoyed his old Massy Ferguson tractors, gardening, hunting and fishing but most of all he loved his family and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Lowell also enjoyed his friends from the Red Apple Restaurant and his meetings at home with Pastor Andrew Christman from the Church of Peace. He was an avid Green Bay Packer Fan and he loved to make people laugh with his unique sense of humor. He did not know a stranger and everyone that knew him, loved him.
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