Derrel Carpenter

03/05/1952 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 08/05/2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 08/06/2020
Time: 10:00 am
 – 11:00 am


The family of Derrel Carpenter will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.  Celebration of his life of 68 years will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020. In support of the health of his family, face coverings are mandatory while attending the service and visitation.  The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Derrel Wayne Carpenter was born on March 5, 1952, in Abilene, Texas to the late Dehlia Mae and Hiller Carpenter.  He served in the United States Marine Corps. Derrel married his sweetheart Judy Green Carpenter on August 17, 1981, in Lubbock. Derrel was a truck driver for 32 years with Johnsrud Transport and loved what he did.

Derrel is survived by his “Honey”, Judy Carpenter; three children, Jill Rose, Jennifer McCarty and Jason Shive; mother-in-law, Odeene Green; grandchildren, Kambrey Bailey, Kynsie Johns, Karrson Rose, Brooke and Hunter Waters, Austin McCarty, Chase Shive, and Bryson Shive. great-granddaughter Allisyn (His Allibug) and soon to be great-grandson, Laken; and brothers, Bobby and Danny Carpenter of Abilene, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dehlia Mae and Hiller Carpenter.

Celebration of Life


4 thoughts on “Derrel Carpenter”

  1. Derrell and I worked together at Johnsrud Transport.
    I’ll sure miss him.
    What a wonderful person.

  2. We worked together at Johnsrud Transport where we got to know each other while laid over many times In Lincoln NE and at different Customers over the last 22 years. I shall miss the long Phone Calls with him while going down the road.

  3. The Life Tribute and Service was fitting the wonderful person we all knew. I have worked with Derrel for most all of his career at Johnsrud. He started in February and I started in May of the same year. I always enjoyed our conversations about everything from his days hauling milk, to being a marine, to life on the road, updates on his truck , but in the end, we always circled back to his family and his favorite destination- Lubbock, Texas. I could always hear the love in his voice for all of you. When I hear you talk about him at the service, it’s the same man I knew. Derrel was the same kind, dedicated and loyal person in the workplace. Always concerned about doing a great job and he always did…you could always rely on him to get the job done and done well. His truck was immaculate! It always looked perfect and even after driving it for 5 years, it would still have that “new truck” smell. He was always dressed so professional and set such a great example. A true professional. One Customer he frequented sent us the link to his obituary and her exact words were, “he was an awesome guy.” My family and I will miss him very much and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jackie Johnsrud and the Johnsrud Family

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