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James S.

James S. "Jim" Carpenter

Jun 23rd, 1937 - Apr 24th, 2023
  • Birth Date: Jun 23rd, 1937
  • Death Date: Apr 24th, 2023
  • Funeral Date: Apr 27th, 2023
  • Location: Little's Funeral Home
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James S."Jim" Carpenter, 85, of Littlestown, died Monday, April 24, 2023, at his home.  He was the husband of Doris M. (Stough) Carpenter for 63 years.  Born June 23, 1937 in Fort Wayne, IN, Jim was the son of the late George R. & Louise (Cammer) Carpenter.  He was a 1956 Littlestown High School graduate and served in the National Guard.  He was part owner of Coating Development Group of Philadelphia for 44 years. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children: Cordell James Carpenter & Tammy of PA, Randall Scott Carpenter & Angela of CO, Angela Renee Felix & P.J. of CO and Roxanne Norene Laughman & Troy of PA; his 7 grandchildren and his sister, Jacqueline A. Moose of Littlestown.  Jim was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Littlestown and a life member of both Littlestown Fish & Game and Gettysburg Archery Club.  He was a Mason and a member of Trout Unlimited.  He enjoyed Fishing, Fly Tying and hunting.

Funeral Service is Thursday, April 27, at 11 A.M. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown, with The Rev. Christopher Thomas officiating.  Viewing is one hour prior to service time on Thursday at the funeral home.  Interment is in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jim's name may be sent to the charity of one's choice.  Online condolences may be shared on

Marti Sickeri
Apr 27th, 2023 7:02 pm
So sorry to hear about the loss of Jim! He was a great guy!! Hugs and prayers to Roxy, Doris, and family!!
Cynthia Sarkes
Apr 27th, 2023 2:41 pm
We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great guy and it was a privilege getting to know him over the past few years. Summer evenings won’t be the same without a visit from Jim and his dog Baxter, as they rode through the neighborhood in their golf cart. There was always a pleasant conversation to be had, and lots of laughs at Baxter’s antics. Our deepest condolences to Doris and family. Jim will truly be missed.
Mike Stoops
Apr 26th, 2023 3:52 pm
Jim was an exceptional guy. He was one of my favorite customers when I worked at the Littlestown Exxon many years ago. Loved taking to him whenever I ran into him, usually at Sheetz or Firehouse Grill. Could always have talked for hours, but usually limited it to one. He will surely be missed. Rest in Peace Jim.
Ellen Baumgardner Raggets
Apr 25th, 2023 9:28 pm
Much sympathy to Jim’s family. I have known Jim for a long time. He was a great guy. He will be missed.
Julie Gouker
Apr 25th, 2023 7:44 pm
I was honored to get to know Jim and Doris over the last couple years. The picture chosen was what I saw every time I saw Jim. He always had a smile on his face. He was a great man. He adored his wife and was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He shared many stories with me that I will cherish. You will be greatly missed by many…. See you in Heaven because I know you are there.
Jacque Bowman
Apr 25th, 2023 11:03 am
I will always remember what a great Uncle he was to me. Sending my love and prayers to my Aunt Doris, my great cousins and of course my mother. I know you will all miss him as much as I do.
Bonnie Schell(Ridinger)
Apr 25th, 2023 1:17 am
Doris, Randy ,Cory, Angie and Roxy
I am so sorry to hear about Jim. I spoke to him many times at Kennie's in the past months. Always smiling while talking about his family.
He was always a great neighbor over the years.
My thoughts are with you all.
Janet (Eline) McMaster
Apr 24th, 2023 9:33 pm
My deepest sympathy to the family!~~

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