Cecil “Rodney” Carpenter

Cecil “Rodney” Carpenter’s big heart stopped beating Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 3:15 PM, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville.


He was born Saturday, March 18, 1939, in Quaker City, OH the son of Elza Carpenter and Josie (Roe) Carpenter. He married Betty Ann Bates on Saturday, February 2, 1957and this year would have been their 66th wedding anniversary.


They had three sons, Dale, Dave and Dana.  Dave and Dana both passed away in 1993.


Rod had two aliases, Papa and Taz, a nickname given to him by his grandsons, Kyle and Scottie.  Rod was a fantastic husband, father, and was the best Papa ever.


As a young man Rod raised and showed Hereford cattle and farmed for most of his life.  Rod was a Vice President at Central Trust until 1981 when he started Carpenter Concrete.


Rod talked to everyone he met.  He loved living on the “Hill Top,” going to church, his cigars and his cookies; most of all, Rod loved his family and will be missed dearly.  His faith in God, which he extended to us, gives us joy that we will get to hug him again.


Friends may call from 4 to 6 PM on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at the Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue, Zanesville and 11 AM to 12 PM on Wednesday January 25, 2023.  A funeral service will be held 12 PM on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Burial will conclude in the Zanesville Memorial Park.  To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit www.hilliscombsnestor.com.