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'64, Kenneth Neff Carpenter, MD, 1938-2012 


Kenneth Neff Carpenter, M.D., age 73 of South Vienna passed away peacefully Monday morning October 15, 2012 at the Kobacker House, Columbus. Born November 2, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio. A loving husband, caring father, compassionate grandfather and dedicated physician, who was well known for his long pony tail, flashy glasses, gold chains, colorful sweaters and shirts. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his training at Dartmouth College and returned to Columbus in 1965 to seek a small town family practice. Dr. Carpenter practiced medicine for 47 years in Dublin. He was a caring and compassionate physician. He had a gift to listen to his patients, known for making house calls and long hospital visits with each one of his patients. He was dedicated to the traditional family medical practice and expanded it to the Dublin Medial Mall in 1982. He enjoyed following both college and local high school sports and athletes. He always looked forward to attending the high school state championship tournaments and the OSU football and basketball games. He enjoyed Christmas and collected antique ornaments that he proudly displayed in his home. Dr. Carpenter supported many philanthropic efforts within Dublin and quietly donated the funds to start the 4th of July fireworks tradition in Dublin. Preceded in death by parents Owen B. and Elizabeth C. (Neff) Carpenter. Survived by loving wife, Patricia (Gintert) Carpenter; whom he married November 16, 1973 in the Dublin Community Church; sons, Donald Slemmer, Jack (Pamela) Carpenter and Greggory Slemmer; grandchildren, Ashleigh Slemmer, Taylor Slemmer, Matthew Carpenter, Peter Carpenter, Chase


Posted on 13-Dec-12 by Blatnik, Michelle
Tags: Class of 1960 - 1969, Alumni Notes, Obituaries
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