Harold T. Carpenter, 81, of North Bloomfield, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, October 15th, 2019 at home with his loving family and friends by his side. He was born in North Bloomfield, OH on April 21st, 1938 to the late Yale T. and Glenna P. (Barb) Carpenter.
He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1956 and attended Youngstown St. University. Harold also graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1961 and served his Funeral Director apprenticeship in Millersburg for two years.
In 1963, Harold moved to Dayton, OH and lived with his older sister, Janice Carpenter McCoy.
Harold returned to Trumbull County and owned/operated Carpenter Funeral Home in West Farmington, OH between 1977-1982. During this time, he was also elected as Mayor of West Farmington.
He later returned to Dayton and worked at the Meyer-Boehmer Funeral Home before taking a job as the Office Manager at Pugh’s Shows. Harold’s biggest challenge at that position was always running and setting up the ticket procedures for the Ohio State Fair.
On April 10th, 1982, Harold married his sweetheart, Mary Mae Evans.
Harold and Mary Mae decided to return to North Bloomfield and become dairy farmers. He also served as a North Bloomfield Township trustee.
He and Mary Mae then decided to move once again to Horse Cave, KY where they opened a restaurant named “Hal’s” for 5 years.
Harold once again moved to his hometown and became an STNA (State Tested Nurse’s Aide), scoring the highest in his class. He went on to work in Howland, OH at the Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home. Following his time as an STNA,
Harold went on to becoming an Amish Taxi driver for 25 years before finally retiring in 2016.
Harold will be greatly missed by his best friend and love of his life, Mary Mae; sister, Janice McCoy; brother, Earl (Joan) Carpenter; grandson, Michael Evans; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great nephews; and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and step-daughter, Joyce Evans.
Harold and his family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Ohio Living Hospice for their amazing care and also Harold’s very special niece, Terry, for her love and support.
Per Harold's request, there will be no calling hours. PRIVATE SERVICES WILL BE HELD with Harold’s final resting place being in Brownwood Cemetery, North Bloomfield, OH.
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