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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Max Carpenter, PGM and Longtime PGS of Indiana, Passes Away

Richard J. Elman, Grand Secretary for the Grand Lodge of Indiana F&AM has passed along a bit of sad news for us here. Max L. Carpenter, Grand Master of Indiana 1992-1993 and longtime Grand Secretary between 1993 and 2010 died this morning at his home.  He was 81.

Max was well-known both in and out of our state, and I believe he served as head of the Conference of Grand Secretaries for several years (anyone who knows more correct information, please do let me know, as I'm away from my desk at the moment). 

Tentative arrangements are for the calling on Friday and funeral on Sunday. 

In the meantime, please keep his wife Penny and their family in your thoughts and devotions.

His column is broken, and his Brethren mourn.

UPDATE 12/7/16:

The arrangements for Max have been finalized and announced. While he and Penny lived many years in Muncie, his services will be held in his hometown of Spencer, Indiana, southwest of Indianapolis:
West, Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home Inc
105 N Montgomery St, Spencer, IN 47460

Friday, December 9
Calling from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Masonic Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10
Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow.

Online condolences may be expressed to his family at the funeral home's website HERE.

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear this. A few times when I was doing research on Indiana Masonry, he was my go-to guy. He attended the Grand Lodge communication in Missouri many times and was an honorary member of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Rest in peace, Brother and thanks for all you did for Freemasonry.


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