Aaron M. Carpenter
Aaron Michael Carpenter, 38, of Springfield, died at 12:10 am, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital due to injuries received in a serious accident. He was born December 5, 1974 in Ely, Nevada to Terry and Nancy Carpenter. Aaron was raised in Alton and graduated from Alton High School. He married Glenna Cortoise in 1999 and they later divorced. He married Joyce Ritz in 2011. In life he enjoyed helping other people and animals. He also thrived on working on cars, fishing with his wife, music and being with family and friends
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; parents, Terry (Jenni) Carpenter of Salem UT and Nancy (Bo) Williams of Panama City, FL; step-children, Christopher Ritz, Dakotta Langley, Dominic Langley, Justin Langley and Avery Carpenter; Brothers, Abraham (Aubrie), Adam (Kari), and Jacob Carpenter; sister, Rebekah Landre; step sisters, Denise (Gary) Allen, Melissa (Ryan) Jenkins, Allyson (Erick) Kuhni, and Kathy (JD) Christensen; step-brother Scott (Alitha) Thompson; half sisters Angela (Al) Kwiatkowski and Jona (David) Crawford; half brother Brendan Turner and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his step-mother, Barbara Carpenter.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Visitation: 10-11 am, Monday, October 14, 2013 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3601 Buckeye Drive, Springfield, IL
Funeral Service: 11 am, Monday, October 14, 2013 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3601 Buckeye Drive, Springfield, IL with Fiore Belmonte officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League.
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Aaron had a big heart and will be missed
I remember your peanut butter, onion, and cheese sandwiches you used to eat when we all lived on vernie. "Cmon try it" you would always tell me when i told you that was so gross. You made me laugh, you listened without taking sides. You were a good friend. May you rest in peace. Hope you find a good fishin hole in heaven.
I will miss you my friend. Thank you for your friendship for the past 9 years. You will be sadly missed, and always loved.
I live right down from the accident scene. So, so SAD, when a life is taken, way too soon. Asking God to keep you close and give you strength, during this difficult time. God Bless.
Glenna im so shocked. May he rest in peace!
Bo & Nancy - In your time of grief, please find some solace in these scriptures from 2 Corinthians Chapter 1: Praise to the God of All Comfort 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
I will always caring Aaron in my heart. He was my first love. I can not imagine what mom and dad are going through. I pray for all of us peace and I know in my heart that all of us will be with him again. Until then I will always remember Aaron as the one person I could talk to and cry to and he would always remind me how much he cared and that he would always be with me. I love you all.
Praying for God's perfect peace to encompass your family. We are praying for you. Love to Nancy, Bo, Angela and the rest of Aaron's family.
Nancy & Bo, we are lifting all of you up in prayer for peace. We love you.
All of the Carpenter family are in our thoughts and prayers. Aaron will be missed by all who knew him. He was a wonderful person who always was there for my family. My daughters will always think of him as their "dad" because he was willing to step in and be there just like a dad would do. We will carry Aaron in our hearts always....
Angel reed posted on 12/8/13
I met Aaron in 2003 through his wife Glenda at the time. He always a huge smile on his face . What a beautiful soul he had and such love for dogs, always had different cars he was working on. He will was a dear friend who we will dearly miss . My prayers go out to his families and friends.