Dennis M. Carpenter

October 5, 1947 - December 25, 2003

10/05/1947 - 12/25/2003

Past Services

Friday December 26, 2003
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Moundsville, WV

Carpenter, Dennis M., 56, of Moundsville, WV, died Thursday, December 25, 2003 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.
He was born October 5, 1947, in Cumberland, MD. Dennis was an employee of the WV Department of Transportation and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ellen Carpenter.
Surviving are his wife, Diana C. Rayle Carpenter, of Moundsville; his father, William C. Carpenter, of Keyser, WV; a daughter, Tamara L Patrone, and her husband, John, of Bellaire, OH; a sister, Susan B. McGoye, and her husband, John, of Flintstone, MD; a grandson, Nicholas M.

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cyndi hastings ravenscroft
8 years ago

Dear Susan and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Was sadden to hear of the death of your brother but remember he spent Christmas with Jesus and that he was his special angel in Heaven. There is a poem i’ll try to find and send to you about first christmas in heaven. cyndi

judith broughton
8 years ago

Dearest Diana,

I know sometimes we didn’t see eye to eye, but I think we both can understand loss. I know what a wonderful marriage and relationship you shared with Dennis,and maybe now that I have lost someonemy son Jeremy I can understand and appreciate how devastating a loss of a loved one can be. Know this, that the pain gets better with time and knowing this you will get through. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love, Judith Broughton

Richard K. Butler
8 years ago

Diana & Family,

I’m so very sorry about Denny, I thought he was like in the pass going to win this time too. He seemed to have such a positive attitude the last time I saw him at Wayne’s. I’ll never forget all the laughter that he had given me. If there’s anything I can do at this or anytime, please let me know. Signed as Denny would have said Dickie.

Nancy Hockenmith Oates
8 years ago


Please know that my thoughts are with you. Dennis and I had a great friendship at Potomac State. While there, he bought my former mother’s-in-law house. He was a wondeful person and will be missed by many.

Rick Kennedy
8 years ago

Diana, please accept our sincere condolences. You and our family will have a place in our prayers. Rick Kennedy and family.

8 years ago

Diana, so sorry for my late timing in getting this message to you- I am so sorry to hear of your loss, You have my thoughts and prayers. Although I did not know Dennis personally I have often heard what a nice man he was and how good he was to you and your daughter. take care

Jack Dorsey
8 years ago

Diana:I was shocked this morning when I looked at the Wheeling paper on my computer and saw Dennis’s name.My wife and I wish to extend our sympathy to you and your family.

Steve Hull
8 years ago

I was sorry to hear about Denny’s passing from my parents. Denny and I were born on the same day — October 5, 1947 — and were friends from about the first grade until I lost track of him after college. We were childhood buddies, in scouts together and shared lots of good times like childhood sleepovers and then camping and trying to make his worthless mo-ped run for more than thirty seconds and then moving up to our little Hondas I had the 50 cc and Denny had the 65 cc that we used to terrorize Keyser as well as some bad times I remember watching JFK’s funeral with him at his house. How time flies. May he rest in peace.

David L. Smith
8 years ago

I would like to extend My sympathy and regrets for myself and My brother-in-law Harry E. Johns Jr., Keyser, WV. Harry saw the obituary in the Cumberland newspaper and called me. He is not on the computer I always considered Dennis a very good friend. We shared some good times at WVU while developing our interest in photography. Dennis helped me get My first job after graduating. We both worked at DP Photographics in Morgantown. Also enjoyed my visits with him, in the 70’s, in Keyser. This included going to a lot of flea markets, antique sales in the area and a tour through the paper mill with his father at 3:00 in the morning. Even though He didn’t continue photography as a career I considered him a good news photographer and was impressed with his large collection of old cameras. Remember his cat sleeping in the bellows of one. I do regret that I didn’t get to Moundsville to visit. Photographing Tamara’s wedding was my only trip.

Jackie Kittle
8 years ago

You do not know me but I bowl with your sister Sharon and she has kept us informed on Dennis’s progress. I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Sharon talked so very kindly about Dennis. Deepest Sympathy