After a brief illness, Timothy Reed Carpenter succumbed to cancer on September 1st, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tim was born in Blythe, California on his sister’s birthday to Larry Reed Carpenter and Nancy Haynie. He grew up on his grandparent’s farm near Sanchez. When he graduated from Solomonville Elementary School he had eight years of perfect attendance. He also played basketball for the Solomonville Cougars.
After the horrible flood of 1972, the family moved to the Phoenix area where Tim remained for years. In 1974, when Tim was sixteen years old, his Father died. He was pretty much on his own ever since. He lived and worked on a farm that belonged to a friend, Tommy Truog. He moved to Roswell, New Mexico with the Truogs to work their dairy. There he met and married Joni Wiedmer (nee Jackson). They had two sons.
In 1992, they moved to Round Mountain, Nevada. While in Nevada he worked in several cities at several different job types; mostly in the mining or construction industries. His occupation was mainly in maintenance and welding. While living in Las Vegas he was an ironworker. The Wynn Casino was being built. He did a lot of welding on the Wynn Casino and one other. His last place of employment was Freeport-McMoRan in Morenci. He retired due to health-related issues (stenosis).
Tim was a hard worker, dependable and reliable. He was a general fixer-upper. He kept things in repair and running condition. He liked guns, hunting, cooking, Ford’s, especially the Mustang, sports, camping, motorcycles, and Lake Tahoe. On August 23rd he learned by phone that he had terminal cancer. He was transported to a hospice wing of the hospital where he died nine days later.
He is survived by his mother, his sister and brother-in-law Debby and Pete Schminke of Globe, his brother Scott of Nevada, his two sons Casey Scott and Joey Glen, three step-sons, his two grandsons Landon and Brae and eight step-grandchildren.
As per Tim’s request, he was cremated, and his ashes scattered. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15,2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel with Bishop Craig Smith conducting.