James V. (Vic) Carpenter, 62 of Columbus, died at the St. John’s Maude Norton Hospital at 12:35 p.m., on Wednesday December 24, 2008 after an illness.

James was born May 8, 1946 at Carl Junction Mo. He was the son of Fred Carpenter and Ethel Mae (Smith) Carpenter.

He worked as a carpenter and a construction worker. He retired from the Crossland Construction Company. James was every one’s “Handyman”.

He was preceded in death by two brothers William (Pete) Carpenter, Barton (Buzz) Carpenter and a sister Margaret Ann Crabtree.

He is survived by a friend, Darlene Mitchell of Columbus; two brothers Kenny Carpenter of Minnesota, J.C. Carpenter of Arizona and a sister, Linda Sue Gannon of Colorado. 

There are no services planned at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 611 South East Avenue, Columbus Kansas 66725.