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Jerry Allen Carpenter

July 18, 1970 - September 10, 2020



Jerry Allen Carpenter of Cadillac passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at his home. He was 50.

Jerry was born July 18, 1970 in Cadillac, Michigan to John Orville and Nancy Jean (Roth) Carpenter and they preceded him in death.

Jerry worked at various tree farms in the area and was a backyard mechanic in his spare time. Jerry loved his dogs. He enjoyed spending time outdoors; fishing, mushroom hunting and deer hunting. Jerry was affiliated with AA and was 17 years proudly sober.

On January 3, 2000 he married Kathy Jo Dyer and she survives him along with daughters: Starr (Charles) Smith of Ohio, SunShine Martinez (Derrick Ervin) of Lake City, Katherine (Robert) Priest of Manton; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings: Joani (Ray) Carpenter-Mohlar, Jeff Carpenter, Julie (Joe) Theobald all of Cadillac; sister-in-law, Michele Carpenter of Ohio and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, John Carpenter III and a niece Jesa Simons.

Cremation will take place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. His final resting place will be Haring Township Cemetery in Wexford County.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family. An online guestbook is available at

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  • Vickie Patnode - Sep 12th, 2020 1:14 am

    "I am so sorry for your loss. I love you all and God Bless. "

  • Jesse Green & Family - Sep 12th, 2020 5:37 pm

    "Have lots of great memories with Jerry, and Jeff. Lots of story telling when we got together. Gonna miss him, he was a very kind hearted guy who would do anything for you."

  • Craig &Deborah Campbell - Sep 13th, 2020 5:19 am

    "He was a great friend and we had a lot of fun when we got together.He's now an angel and we'll see when it's our time and have even more fun.Soar high my friend and God bless your family they will miss you but have your memories always"

  • Marge Blevins-Reardon/Olive Branch, Ms. - Sep 18th, 2020 8:57 am

    "Joani, Ray & family, Another angel has soared through the heavenly gates. Praying his legacy brings fond memories to those left behind. They are a healing power in the process of grief. 🙏❤️"

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