William “Bill” Crawford Carpenter died Monday, July 14, 2008. He was 67.

Mr. Carpenter was born Aug. 22, 1940, in Concord, N.C., to Boyd and Pauline (Hinson) Carpenter. He was raised most of his life by his uncle and aunt, the late Edger and Laura Carpenter. He lived in Miami for 29 years. He was a veteran of the Army.

He owned and operated an auto wholesaler car lot for many years. He was a member of the Elks.

He married Patty Schnakenberg on April 1, 1961. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include one son, Robert Carpenter of the home; three sisters and their husbands, Betty and David Bristol, Carolyn and Richard Connelly and Janet and Larry Shook, all of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Boyd H. Carpenter Jr. and Ronald K. Carpenter.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairland Cemetery. The Rev. Don Kirchhoff will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home in Miami.