Leo Carpenter was born on March 25th, 1982, in Salem OR, to
Kurt and Carol Carpenter. Travis lived most of his life in the
Willamette Valley, and graduated from Stayton High School in
2000. After graduating from high school Travis decided to join
his father in the plumbing business and attended the four-year
Plumbing Apprenticeship program at Chemeketa Community
College; culminating in his Oregon State Journeyman's license.
Travis has since worked with his father in the operation of
Carpenters Plumbing. For the last five years Travis has served
on the Area II Plumbing Apprenticeship board helping future
Travisís best days
were often spent in the outdoors enjoying Hiking, fishing,
camping, backpacking, and motorcycle riding. Often his pit
bull Jace would join him on these outdoor adventures.
Passion, and where he could always find true solace, was on
his bike. Travis was an avid downhill biker. He raced for two
seasons, but mostly rode for fun with special friends. He was
a member of the Black Rock Mountain Bike Association and would
volunteer his time building, and maintaining mountain bike
trails for the club, and others to enjoy riding on.
On August 30th,
2018, at the age of 36, Travis passed away at his home in
Lyons, Oregon. Travis was preceded in death by his
Grandparents Ray and Donna Hopper, and Leo Carpenter. He is
survived by his parents Kurt and Carol Carpenter, his sister
Heather, many biking friends, and his beloved dog Jace.
A service will be
held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral