Garland Lee Carper, 88, of Gladwin, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on July 1, 1932 in Roane County, West Virginia. After moving to Michigan as a young child, he had a lifelong passion of drilling oil and water wells. He also spent three years in the Army, being stationed in Korea spending three months on the front lines. He was predeceased by his parents, Cullie and Beatrice (Aktins) Carper; sons, Greg and Dale Carper in 1978; and four brothers; and two sisters.
Surviving is his wife, Joyce; son, Michael of Gladwin; and daughter, Barb (Chuck) Dinsnose of Sanford. Also surviving are three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren who were the love of his life. They include Bennena (Dillion) Martin of Gladwin, Dale (Katie) Carper of Gladwin, Greg (Jorden) of Harrison. Great-grandchildren are Karlie, Ody, Clartic Roe of Manhattan, Kansas, Madi and Lauren Carper of Gladwin, and Greydan Carper of Harrison.
Those that knew Garland know he was born with the gift of "gab," and always had stories to tell which will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the Grace Fellowship (Skeels) Church on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 1 p.m. with Elder Brad Lower presiding. Visitation was held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 12:30-6 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home-Gladwin Chapel.
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Published by Gladwin County Record and Beaverton Clarion from May 13 to May 26, 2021.