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Leonard Foster Carpenter Jr, age 72, of Centerville, passed away October 17, 2015 at the VA Center of Iowa Hospital and Clinic in Iowa City.

He was born December 3, 1942 to Leonard F. Sr and Mabel Jean Carpenter in Elmira, New York. He attended high school in Holiday, Pennsylvania. On July 10, 1964, he married Beverly Gilbert in Texas City, Texas.

He worked for Fisk Electric and Major Electric before starting his own business, Allied All Electric. In 2005 he started another business, Action Electric and brought his company to Iowa. Leonard was an active minister as one of Jehovah's Witnesses since November of 1977. He loved teaching Bible truth's, eating good food, fishing, and electrical work.

Leonard served as an Elder in the Centerville Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He loved the various opportunities he received in aiding others through relief work, the building of printing facilities in both the United States and Africa, as well as convention centers in Texas and Florida.


He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Beverly Carpenter; daughter, Carol (Jubal) Beck of Centerville; a son, Michael (Kim) Carpenter of Porter, TX; 2 grandchildren, Nichole (Kevin) Murff of New York, NY, and Braden Carpenter of Centerville; 2 brothers, Dean (Loretta) Carpenter of New York and Charles "Chuck" (Cindy) Carpenter of Texas, and 2 sisters, Marcia Dickinson, and Anita (Phillip) Hummer.

Leonard was preceded in death by his Parents, Leonard F. Sr., and Mabel Carpenter.