- William Edwin Carpenter, 90, died in the early morning hours of August 17, 2016, at an Orono health care facility. He was born June 3, 1926, in Sullivan, a son of Cecil Paul Sr. and Marjorie (Doyle) Carpenter.
William, or how he would introduce himself "Hi, I'm Lazy Bill from Bunker Hill, never worked and never will" served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked in civil engineering the majority of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting and fishing in Sunkhaze Meadow. An avid Yankees fan, he enjoyed a can of Moxie while watching the game. He will be remembered for his willingness to lend a helping hand.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda Dearing and her husband, Bud, of West Melbourne, FL, and Gail Bower of Ft. Myers, FL; two grandchildren, Kevin Dearing of Raeford, NC, and Karen Benner and her husband, James, of Farmingdale; and six great-grandchildren, Connor, Liesl, Piper and Torrhen Dearing and Elizabeth and Joshua Benner. He was predeceased by son-in-law, Robert Bower; granddaughter, Jennifer Dearing; and brothers, Cecil Paul Carpenter Jr. and Charles Carpenter.
Private interment will be at Gordon Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 289 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401.