James A Carpenter, Jr. 88 of Deport

jamscarpeterJames A Carpenter, Jr, age 88 of Deport, died at his home on January 2, 2016.  Funeral Services have been scheduled for Tuesday, January 5 at 11:00 am in the First United Methodist Church of Deport with Reverend Debra May officiating.  Burial will follow in Bogata Cemetery.

He was born in Independence, Texas on June 1, 1927, the son of James A. Carpenter, Sr. and Drucilla Parks Carpenter.  From 1945-1947, Mr. Carpenter served as a Corporal in the US Army and was stationed in Camp Beale, California and later was deployed to Okinawa Japan during WWII, receiving the WWII Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal.  He married Jauvanee Daniell on November 10, 1951 at the First United Methodist Church in Deport.  He was retired from the Simmons Mattress Factory as an Inspector and then began Carpenter Lawn Service that he ran for 15 years before retiring back to Deport.  He was a member of the Upholsterer’s International Union, and was a US Army Veteran.  Preceding him in death was his wife, Juavanee Carpenter on October 22, 2011; his son, Kyle Carpenter on January 23, 2011; his parents; brothers, Virgil Carpenter and Grady Carpenter and sister, Juanita Carpenter.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen LeCour and husband, James of Farmers Branch; his grandsons, Logan LeCour and Hayden LeCour, also of Farmers Branch; nieces, Barbara Patterson and Kay Chance, both of Paris; and devoted care givers, Carolyn Dangerfield and Rick Jackson.



  1. Lynis Stringer says:

    Dear Family:

    Praying for each of you during this time, especially my sweet dear friend Karen and her family. It is with sincere sympathy that I express my sorrow. Praying for the days ahead that you have comfort and strength and the hope that you will be reunited with him and others who have gone on ahead to a paradise that we can only imagine how wonderful it will be. May God be with each of you.
    Love to all,
    Lynis Stringer

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