Jimmy Carpenter, 79, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Houston, TX. Coach Carpenter was an educator and coach in Beauregard Parish. He coached all sports at DeRidder Junior High School, girls’ basketball and softball at DeRidder High School and softball at Merryville High School. He was inducted into the Louisiana Softball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005.
Coach Carpenter is survived by his wife, Wanda Carpenter of DeRidder, LA; sons, Jeff Carpenter and wife Zantea of Lafayette, LA, Glenn Carpenter and wife Cindy of Southport, FL; daughter, Becky Fejarang and husband Joe of DeRidder, LA; sisters, Bobbie Griffin of Newton, TX, Brenda Stanley and Judy George of Buna, TX; 4 grandchildren, Ashley and Collin Fejarang of DeRidder, LA, and Madelyn Carpenter and Jeffery Bower of Lafayette, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Como and Josephine Carpenter and brothers, Earl and Tommy Carpenter.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 4:00pm until 9:00pm, with a Rosary at 6:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 9:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in DeRidder. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.