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Robert D. Carpenter

December 11, 1964 — July 10, 2016

Robert D. Carpenter, 51 formerly of Munfordville, Kentucky died July 19, 2016 in Hampton, Virginia. Mr. Carpenter was a military Veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 9 1/2 and was awarded 2 Bronze Star medals for his valiant service during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. He was stationed with the 24th Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Georgia. He also received the Army service ribbon, the National Defense Service, Army Lapel Button/southwest Asia service medal., the Kuwait Liberation Medal, The Overseas Service Ribbon, The Army Good Conduct Medal (1st) award, The Expert Badge (rifle and grenade), The Army Commendation Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, The Army Achievement Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster.

Robert was born on December 11, 1964 in Munfordville, Kentucky and was a 1982 graduate of Hart County High School He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17. He began his career in the military as a radio operator. After leaving the Military Robert earned an Associates and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. He then went to work for Hewlett Packard as a computer engineer and department head where he worked until his death on July 10, 2016. Robert was an avid and accomplished golfer earning many awards. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. He loved fishing and was a fabulous cook.

He leaves to mourn his passing, one daughter Ashley Camille Berry and her husband Karlton, Fort Sill, OK; one son, Steven William Carpenter, Hampton, Virginia; three grandchildren; two sisters, Jennifer Jones and Debra Spulin, Munfordville, Kentucky and a host of nieces, nephews , cousins and friends.

A memorial for Robert is scheduled for Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Horse Cave First Baptist Church, 217 Church Street, Horse Cave, Kentucky at 4:30 pm CT.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in Robert's name to the Wounded Warriors Project. This was his greatest passion and what gavehim the most pleasure was to visit and to do whatever was needed for these brave men and women.

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