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Warren Carps

Germantown, TN

Warren Carps, 96, of Germantown, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was born March 12, 1921 in Jamestown, ND, and was married to Beatrice M. Cox of Berkley, Michigan for 62 years. He was the father of eight children.

While growing up in the Great Depression, he developed a strong work ethic and loyalty to his family and country. These values guided him to join the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930's, and led him to enlist in the Merchant Marines the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked. During his service in World War II he survived the sinking of two ships torpedoed by German submarines in the North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard.

After the war he began his career working for Chrysler Corporation in sales and marketing, retiring after 35 years.

He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is is survived by his two daughters, Kristine Carps, Margaret C. Brinkley, and his six sons, Gregory (Lynn) Carps, Jeffrey Carps, Kevin Carps, James (Kay) Carps, Warren (Sheryl) Carps, and Michael Carps, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was an active long time member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Memphis.

He truly appreciates his friends from church, the Germantown athletic club and the Germantown Country Club.

During his life he enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and golfer, scoring 3 holes-in-one.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 22, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church (2300 Hickory Crest Drive, 38119).

Funeral Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m. with internment in the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

The family requests any memorials be sent to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Parish Social Ministry.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 19, 2017
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