Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 24, 2014

Bobby Gene Carpenter Sr.

Bobby Gene Carpenter Sr., 76, of Corsicana passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born July 17, 1937 in Corsicana to William Nathan and Jessie Lee Carpenter.

He lived his entire life in Navarro County, graduated from Corsicana High School in 1956, and attended Navarro Junior College for two years. While in high school he played tennis, baseball and basketball, and was named All State in basketball. At Navarro he played baseball and basketball. He remained a loyal Tiger fan his entire life.

In 1964 he married Betty Allred and they were married 49 years, 11 months and two days. Their marriage was blessed with three children: his first-born son, “Little Bobby” who was his dad’s pride and joy; his precious daughter, Megan, who brought him so much love; and “Daddy’s little angel” Joe, his baby boy. Bobby was blessed with five grandchildren, Chloe, Will and Emma Carpenter and Claire and Ryan Vadasy. Each was very special to him and they knew it.

He was a man of faith who leaned on the Lord and depended on prayer. He maintained a joy in his life in spite of the challenges of losing his vision later in life and his weakening heart. He was an inspiration to those around him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Earl and Charles Brannon, and a sister, Mildred Adams.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Carpenter; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Jr. and Dawn Carpenter of Waco, daughter and son-in-Law, Megan and Derek Vadasy of Corsicana; and son and daughter-in-Law, Joe and Susan Carpenter of Corsicana; grandsons, Will Carpenter and Ryan Vadasy; granddaughters, Chloe and Emma Carpenter and Claire Vadasy; two sisters, Ima Lee King of Corsicana and Polly Mullins of Greenville; two brothers, Calvin Carpenter of Arizona and Billy Joe Carpenter of New Jersey.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his nephews, and the Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Corsicana Pitiful Golf Association and players from the old Navarro Softball Team.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bobby’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284-1125 or to the Care Center at Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

An online guest book is available at and selecting the Bobby Gene Carpenter, Sr. obituary.

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