Harry E. Carpenter, 75, New Salisbury, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
Born April 26, 1929, he was the son of the late Thomas B. Sr. and Elsie E. Hostetter Carpenter.
He was a retired truck driver, a member of Teamsters Local 89, Christ Community Church of the Nazarene in New Albany, a former member of the Army National Guard Marching Band and a former minister of music at Corydon Nazarene Church.
He participated in various theatrical presentations and was an accomplished vocalist and trumpeter.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Eugene Carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, the former Wanda J. Pinaire; two sons, Harry E. (Eddie) Carpenter of Indianapolis and Kenneth R. Carpenter of Leitchfield, Ky.; a daughter, Sharon R. Hamilton of Austin, Texas; a brother, Thomas B. Carpenter Jr. of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 17, after 8 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Friday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Kidney Fund.