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Kenneth Max Karpel

September 24, 1956 — July 21, 2020

Kenneth Max Karpel, 63, retired from the United States Navy, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at his residence. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 2:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 5:00 P.M. Private burial will be held at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Pegram. The family suggests memorials to Disabled Veterans, c/o Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born September 24, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Herman Karpel and the late Lillian Minzer Karpel. Mr. Karpel served with the United States Navy as Senior Chief Petty Officer from 1975-1995. He was a loving husband, father, and poppy and enjoyed being with his family. Survivors include his wife, whom he married July 13, 1984, Connye Griner Karpel of Columbia; son, Jared (Becky) Karpel of Columbia; sister, Toby (Cliff) Walters of Concord, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Laya Karpel; Shayna Karpel; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Irene and Billy Griner; and brothers-in-law, Rick Griner; David Griner; and Brian Griner. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Karpel.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

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Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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