ORLAND – Raymond I. Carpenter, 65, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. He was born Aug. 14, 1947, the son of Clinton and Marjorie (Jackson) Carpenter.
Ray served our country for more than 20 years in the Air Force. He once owned and operated the Shell station in Bucksport for a number of years before re-enlisting in the Air Force. Once retired from the Air Force, he began working for, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. In his spare time Ray enjoyed restoring antique cars, attending car shows, making model cars, the computer and photography.
He is survived by and will be greatly missed by his wife of three years, Eileen M. (Easler) Carpenter; five daughters, Lesley Mahoney and husband, Eddie, of Orland, Amy Small and husband, Keith, of Hancock, Melody Parlin and husband, Carl, of Penobscot, Melissa Herbest and husband, Fred, and Tammy Carpenter, all of Bucksport, two sons; Chris Tooley and wife, Carrie, of Bucksport and Andrew Tooley of Ellsworth; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Kay Carpenter; one sister, Harriett and one brother Richard.
Family and friends will gather for visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, where a funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Burial will be after the service at Hillside Cemetery, East Bucksport.