Gerald Gene Carpenter, 73, of Bushnell, Illinois passed away at 5:07 PM November 25, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born March 13, 1949 in Avon, IL to Arthur and Geraldine (Markley) Carpenter. He married Nancy K. Faught on December 19, 1970 in Bushnell, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are three children, Erica Graham of Bushnell, IL; Matt (Paula) Carpenter of Marquette Heights, IL; Heather (Brian) McCann of Bushnell, IL; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, four siblings, Marilyn (Bill) Ferguson of Versailles, IL; Marg Paul of Camdenton, MO; Edwin (Mauricia) Carpenter of Paso, WA; Wronda Carpenter of Gibbon, NE; two step brothers Philip Seymore of Iowa and Donny Green of Havana, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Danny Carpenter and great-grandson Hunter Rockhold.

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Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday November 29, 2022 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home with Pastor Brett Fisher officiating. Where visitation will be one prior to the service. Interment will be in the Bushnell Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell VFW. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at

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