Benjamin Carl Loper
1979 - 2020
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Benjamin Carl Loper
April 30, 1979 - June 27, 2020
Macon, GA- Macon, GA- Benjamin Carl Loper, 41, of Macon was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 27, 2020. He will be laid to rest during a private family ceremony in the mountains.
Ben was born April 30, 1979 in Macon, Georgia. He was the son of Carl and Jody Loper. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl, and his sister, Carla. He is survived by his mother, Jody Loper, of Hayesville, NC; his wife, Carla Loper, of Macon, and their fur-babies, Shaylah and Otis; his brother, Houston Loper and wife, Katie, of Raleigh, NC and their children, Hattie and Louise; aunts and uncles, Jan and John Saikas of Macon and Diane and Billy Watson of Starksville, MS ; cousins Patrick Saikas of Decatur, Taylor Williams of Athens, Hank Watson of Starksville, MS, and Jenni Graven of Jackson, MS; niece, Ashley Loper, of Burlington, VT and many other family members and friends.
Ben received his associate's degree from Southern New Hampshire University. He worked for Jody Loper Rehabilitation. Ben enjoyed volunteering for The Special Olympics and coaching the softball team in Macon. He was an avid hiker and lover of music, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to any friend or stranger. Ben was a devoted Auburn football and Atlanta Falcons fan— any given Saturday or Sunday in the Fall, he routinely wore his favorite player's jersey for whichever team was playing. He enjoyed spending time with his lifelong friends, Caleb and Erin Frazier and Kris Mihalek who he loved dearly. And he especially loved his nieces and spoiled them often with the latest toys and books—and the love was mutual!
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Special Olympics of Macon c/o John Saikas at 5705 Kentucky Downs Drive, Macon, GA, 31210.
Arrangements by Townsend-Rose Funeral Home in Hayesville, NC.

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Published in The Telegraph on Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 13, 2020
Ben aka Carpenter Jesus - This news recently reached me and I am at a loss for words. Too soon. Ben and the Loper family took me in as their own while I spent my college career in Milledgeville. Ben was like a brother to me. Ben was one of the most caring, unselfish people I have come across and I will never forget all the memories we made during my time in Georgia and beyond. I will keep Jody, Hal & Carla in my prayers along with the rest of the Loper family. Stay strong. Ben is hanging with Carl in a better place now looking down on all of us.

Your friend,
TJ aka Baby Jesus
July 6, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Ben will be dearly missed by the Smith family. He was so kind to our children, and we have so many fun memories together watching football, celebrating birthdays and holidays, playing games, and laughing. Were thankful to have experienced many years of friendship and joy because of Ben.
July 4, 2020
Ben was the love of my life, my soulmate, my heart. He was my whole world. He was the kindest man. He wouldve given to anyone in need regardless if they were friend or stranger... he didnt care. His heart was so big and he was so smart. We were a team and best friends. I miss him every day, and I keep praying I will wake from this nightmare. I will love you forever and always my wookie, my falcon, my love. Thank you for the best years of my life. I will be with you again one day.
Carla Loper
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