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About Us

Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary is a familiar sight to Huntington families. Since its founding by Durward B. Klingel in 1928, the location has retained its original beauty and charm. The impressive brick architecture symbolizes the strength and stability of the Klingel-Carpenter tradition.

Stepping into this beautiful building on Sixth Avenue is, indeed, a bit like visiting the well-cared-for home of an old friend — for inside, families are immediately comforted by charming surroundings and warmhearted assistance. A spacious chapel area, lovely family rooms and comfortable arrangement offices feature handsome furnishings and antiques. Additional amenities provided by Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary include ample parking and handicapped accessibility.

Always deeply involved in the community, the Carpenter family has been at the forefront of family service for three generations. With their community development endeavors, inspirational aftercare programs and beneficial preplanning assistance, the Carpenters and their staff have always taken pride in providing support for the services families need most.

Today, a third generation of Carpenters continues to uphold the Klingel-Carpenter commitment to excellence in funeral service and community involvement. For the Carpenter family and for the staff at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, serving families is more than just a business — it’s an opportunity to help people and make a difficult time just a little easier.

Our Caring Staff

Tim is the third generation of the Carpenter family to be owner of Klingel-Carpenter. He is a graduate of Huntington High School, Marshall University and The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, as well as holding the distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, the highest level of education in the funeral industry. Tim is Married to Bonnie and both are very active in community service and live in Huntington.     

Debbie Has been a member of the Klingel-Carpenter family since 1999.

She currently Lives in Ironton, Ohio with her Husband Frank.


Zoe is an AKC Registered Red Toy Poodle and has been a part of the Klingel-Carpenter family since 2011. She began her calling as a comfort dog in 2015. Hundreds of families and friends attending services have found a sense of calm and comfort just holding her, seeing her, or having her near them.  

David has been a member of the Klingel-Carpenter family since 2001. Prior to Joining our family, David had 16 years of previous Funeral Director and Embalmer experience. David is a graduate of Chesapeake High School, Marshall University, Mid-America College of Funeral Service and Fountain National Academy of Reconstructive Surgery. 

Charles resides in South Point, Ohio. He has been a member of the Klingel-Carpenter family since 2000. Starting out as a funeral attendant, Charles realized how much he cared about the community and wanted to continue helping each family in their time of grief. Going back to school and becoming a Funeral Director and Embalmer, has led him to where he is today. Charles is very involved with Cross Community Church, in South Point, Ohio.