Billy Earl Carpenter Sr. was born on Jan. 19, 1950, in Prague, and departed this life on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Stroud at the age of 67.

Billy Earl Carpenter Sr. was born on Jan. 19, 1950, in Prague, and departed this life on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Stroud at the age of 67.

Billy, the son of Joe Earl Carpenter, was a resident of Prague. He enjoyed tinkering, fishing and riding his motorcycle. Billy was drafted in high school and proudly served two tours in Vietnam with the United States Army. There was never a day when he didn’t have a tool in his hand. He had such a passion for building and “improving” vehicles and his all-time favorite mud boggers.

Billy’s father, Joe Earl Carpenter, sister, Darlene Carpenter and daughter, Crystal Cooper preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother: Rose (Coleman) Carpenter of Shawnee; son: Billy Carpenter Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law: Brandi and Bob Geary and Misty and Chad Griffith; brothers: Ronald Carpenter and David Carpenter; sister: Betty Jo Rattan; grandchildren: Emily Cooper, Christian Hicks, Lexi Frey, Hallie Cooper, Harley Frey, Mason Provaznik, Ethan Griffith, Korbyn Griffith, and Bostyn Griffith; great-grandchildren: Blair Baldridge; and many other family and friends.

The Carpenter family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 20, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rev. Starland Davis Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Prague Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.