Billie Sue Carpenter, 75, of Kokomo, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at her residence. Born July 28, 1942, in Union County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Fred A. Bailey and Susie E. (Vandergriff).
On May 9, 1959, in Covington, Kentucky, she married Lester Crawford Carpenter. He preceded her in death Aug. 4, 2007. She was employed with Delco Electronics for six years, then with Accurate Parts for ten years. She had been a member of UAW Local #292, the Eagles Lodge; also attended First Church of the Nazarene. She loved her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, Rick Carpenter, Lester "Greg" (Kandi) Carpenter and Troy Douglas (Tammy) Carpenter, all of Kokomo; one daughter, Sonja (Edward) Stollings of Kokomo; two brothers, Paul (Evelyn) Bailey and David (Janet) Bailey, both of Kokomo; three sisters Phyllis (Dan) Brubaker, Shirley (Jeff) Johnston and Rene' (Mark) Davis, all of Kokomo. There are also ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Sandra K. Gibbs; and two infant sisters.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kokomo Memorial Park, 1300 E. North St., Kokomo. Pastor David Leeder will officiate. Entombment will follow. There will be no public visitation.
You may read Billie's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com where you can sign the guestbook or share a personal message to the family.
Published on October 14, 2017