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Memorial Service

Adams Funeral Home of Ozark
Thursday October 14th, 2021

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Michael "Mike" Ray Carpenter

Michael Ray Carpenter, age 66, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021. He was born October 11, 1954, the son of Merlin Jay and Norma Fay (Koinzan) Carpenter. Mike graduated from Montezuma-Cortez High School in Cortez, Colorado. Following High School he relocated with his family to the Springfield area. On February 24, 1978 he and Kimberly Carol Braden were united in marriage in Springfield. Mike worked for Zenith for 13 years before owning and operating Mike’s Auto Repair. Even after retirement in 2011, he continued to work on cars and always had a project in progress. His family and especially his grandkids were a source of joy in his life. He also enjoyed Cardinal Baseball, and traveling with Kim and Mike’s canine companion, Roxey. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Kim; three sons, Michael Carpenter and Bailey of Wichita, Kansas, Matthew Carpenter and Tara of Nixa, and James Brown and Jenny of Arlington, Tennessee; grandchildren Austin, Claire and Charlee Carpenter, Connor Carpenter, and Ella and Daxton Bomar; his father Merlin Carpenter and wife, Debbie; siblings, Patricia Hudson and Jerry, David Carpenter, Joyce Ward and Roy, and Juanita Angelo and David; mother-in-law, Frances Braden; brothers-in-law Greg Braden and Angela, and Steve Braden and Ann; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Carpenter, father-in-law, Manford Braden, and nieces Erica and Rachael Angelo. A Memorial Service will be 11:00 AM Thursday, October 14, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Dear Kim, Mike and I were buddies in Cortez. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I will always have those fond memories. Mike was one of the best!

Mark Vanderheiden Oct 15 2021 12:00 AM

I am so, so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. You have my prayers and sympathy for your entire family.

Love, Annette Henderson Oct 14 2021 12:00 AM

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Tribute Store Oct 13 2021 12:00 AM

With love and Prayers. Larry and Sandy Stevens Carrie Halbert family, TJ Stevens family, Dianna Love family, Larry Jr Stevens family.

Larry and Sandy Oct 13 2021 12:00 AM

In honor of Mike Carpenter, loving husband, father, & grandfather.

Byron & Teresa (Jackson) Curtis Oct 10 2021 12:00 AM

Kim was so sorry to see this, will be keeping you and the kids in my thoughts and prayers. Susie David

Susie David Oct 8 2021 12:00 AM

My precious and ornery big brother! What can I say? Ill miss our random phone calls and texts. Love you much!

Joyce Ward Oct 7 2021 12:00 AM

I have so many wonderful memories of spending time with my cousin Mike. Growing up our families got together often and then as adults we were able to have some family reunions. Kim, Jason, Matt and James keeping you and your family in my prayers. JoAnn Butler

JoAnn Butler Oct 7 2021 12:00 AM