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J. Oliver Carpenter

April 25, 2020

J. Oliver Carpenter, 61, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly
on Saturday, April 25, 2020.  A life-long resident of Central Ohio,
he was the first child of Johnny and Virginia Carpenter. He
graduated from Gahanna Lincoln High School. He attended The
Ohio State University and the College of The Sequoias and
played football at both schools.  J. was employed at BBI as a
canine handler to Susie and Copper. He took such pleasure in
providing the service and as a result developed many friendships
over the years. He was an active member of the American
Quarterhorse Association and The U.S. Equestrian Federation.
He was recently recognized for 25 years as a member of the
Central Ohio Baseball Umpires Association. J loved animals,
especially horses, dogs and cats, John Wayne movies, and was
enjoying life “in the country”.
J. is survived by his wife, Diane (Holtzapfel), and sons, Tim and
Steven. He is also survived by his mother, Virginia; brothers Willie
(Lou Ann) and Johnny (Vicki); sister, Civilla; along with many
nieces, nephews and hosts of friends left to remember good times
shared. Preceding him in death are his father and in-laws Joe and
Gerry Holtzapfel.  
The family will receive visitors at Tidd Family Funeral Home, Plain
City-Dublin Chapel, 9720 SR 161, Plain City, OH 43064 (614)-
733-0080 on Friday, May 1, 2020, at 3:00 pm followed by a
service at 4:00 pm. (Due to the current health crisis, Social
Distancing will be observed. Please wear facial coverings at the
funeral home.) Burial and Celebration of Life will be held at a later
date. 
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in J’s name to Union
County Humane Society or a charity of your choice. J was an
organ donor and his wishes were honored. Please consider being
a donor. 

With much gratitude, the family thanks everyone for their love and
support.

To send flowers to the family in memory of J. Oliver Carpenter, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, May 1, 2020

3:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Tidd Funeral Service -Plain City

9720 OH-161, Plain City, OH 43064

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 1, 2020

Starts at 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Tidd Funeral Service -Plain City

9720 OH-161, Plain City, OH 43064

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