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Richard (Don) Donald Carpenter, 83, of Gladstone, Missouri, formerly of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Don was born on June 28, 1937, in Gunn City, Missouri, the son of Wyman and Ethel (Thomas) Carpenter, who preceded him in death.

Don attended Northeast High School in Kansas City, MO, the Class of 1955.

He attended college at the University of Missouri. Don served in the United States Air Force Reserves until he was honorably discharged in October of 1962.

He was employed as a clerical worker for Bublitz Material Handling, the Railroad and Greyhound Bus Lines.

Don was loyal and a good friend. He was always kind.

Don is survived by, one sister, Eleanor Steadman of Gladstone, MO; one niece; two nephews; and a host of many friends.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at the Strasburg Cemetery in Strasburg, Missouri, with Pastor Michael Wakeman officiating.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, Holden, MO. Online condolences may be left at

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