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Memorial Service

White Chapel Memorial Gardens
Saturday August 4th, 2018

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Gerald Lee Carpenter

Gerald Lee Carpenter (79) of Cedar Point passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Diversicare Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Council Grove following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Gerald was the eighth of nine children of Gus and Ida (Piper) Carpenter and was born December 18, 1938 at the family home in Cedar Point.  Gerald graduated from Cedar Point High School in 1956 where he was an outstanding basketball and baseball player.  He married Sharon Elizabeth White of Florence on June 3, 1961.  To that marriage was born three sons; Gerald Todd, Timothy Lee, and Stacey Lynn.

Gerald, a.k.a Sweeney, was a well-known third generation business man in Cedar Point, Chase and surrounding counties.  He owned and operated Gerald’s Repair & Service in Cedar Point from 1969 to 2010 when his health forced him to retire.  Gerald bought out his father Gus’s business, The Trail Garage, which had operated in the same location since Gus built and opened in 1920.  Gus’s father, Jerome, owned and operated a livery stable in Cedar Point in the early 1900’s after moving from Texas to Kansas in the late 1880’s.

Gerald was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed driving around the Flint Hills in his Broncos hunting and fishing with his family and friends.  He, like his father and brothers was an accomplished Trap Shooter, winning the Kansas State Junior Championship in 1954 at the age of 15.  He enjoyed taking vacations on his motorcycle, driving his beloved Model “A” in parades, and treasured spending time with his 5 grandchildren (Levi, Jordan, Tori, Dylan, and Colton) whether they were going hunting and fishing or he was attending their school functions and sporting events.

Gerald is survived by his three sons and their families; Gerald Todd, his wife Diane (Bezdek) of Marion, their two sons and families, Levi Todd, his wife Teisha (Rogers), and Dylan Jerome all of Marion; Timothy Lee, his wife Lenora (Mallory) of Olathe, their two daughters, Jordan Elizabeth of Fort Collins, Colorado and Tori Nicole of Olathe; Stacey Lynn, his wife Jennie (Linsea), their son Colton Lee-Eugene all of Saginaw, Texas.  Also surviving is one sister, Cleta Scott of Strong City and many nieces and nephews.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents both in 1982 and seven siblings; Morris Gene in 2001, Janet Jo in 2004, Juanita June in 2008, Anna Margaret in 2012, Richard Jay in 2015, Yvonne Lenore in 2016, and Gus Jr. in 2018.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.  It was Gerald’s wishes that he be cremated and his ashes spread at some of his favorite hunting spots.  His marker will be placed with his parents and two brothers at Cedar Point Cemetery.  The family encourages memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org in lieu of flowers or gifts.  Online condolences at www.zeinerfuneralhomes.com.  Services by Zeiner Funeral Home- Marion, 620-382-2112.

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It was just Beautiful! Thank You very much.
Todd and Diane Carpenter and Family

Diane Carpenter Aug 6 2018 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to the boys and their families. Gerald was first and foremost a committed and loving father, who was always very proud of his boys and their families. He was generous with his time and talent to friends and members of his community. He was "there" for a lot of people, helping them get through difficult times, offering encouragement, coffee, conversation or just time. He was a very good man and he is missed by many. Rose and family

Rose Vinduska Aug 4 2018 12:00 AM

A BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was ordered on August 2, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Aug 2 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you both.
Lenora and Tim

Lenora Carpenter Aug 2 2018 12:00 AM


Thinking of all of you as you celebrate Gerald's life. Love and warm wishes to you all. Aunt Pamela White and Family

Expression of Sympathy Aug 1 2018 12:00 AM

Sending lots of prayers your way. Love you lots. Brian and Marla

Marla and Brian Sheppard Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

Hugs and Prayers for the family....

Margaret Burcky Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

See ya later old friend.

M.Dean & Cathy Keyes Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM