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Raymond Carper

1940 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Raymond Carper Obituary
Carper, Raymond
1940 - 2018
Raymond Morris Carper, 77, of Pataskala passed away Friday morning, February 23, 2018 peacefully into the arms of Jesus following many months of illness. He was born on February 24, 1940 in Mount Vernon to the late Robert M. and Nina Glovina (Wickline) Carper. Morris honorably served his country in the Army from 1963 to 1965. After his military service, he went to work for the State of Ohio in the Department of Commerce and retired after 41 years. Morris was a faithful member and servant at Shepherd Church of the Nazarene in Gahanna. He shared his testimony of his great love of God with everyone he met and he received many miracles as a result of his special faith. Morris enjoyed the outdoors, his vegetable garden, flowers and traveling. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes and was known to rearrange his schedule for games. He loved taking care of his furry buddies, Zoey and Lola. Morris never met a stranger and he will be remembered as a gentleman who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Morris leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of over 55 years, Ruth Ann (Henthorn) Carper; brother, Jim (Nikki) Carper; sisters, Sylvia Melton and Barbara (Joe) Brown; brother-in-law, Warren (Rebecca) Henthorn; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Harry, Cheri, Bailee and Payton Williams, Debbie Meyersburg, and his God daughter, McKenna. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a funeral service celebrating the life of Morris at Noon on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 425 South Hamilton Rd, Gahanna with Rev. Tim Swanson officiating. A graveside service will held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Morris' memory. To share memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com. The Dowds -Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Raymond Morris Carper.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 25, 2018
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