Douglas Andrew Carper
February 24, 1984 ‒ November 14, 2015
Grove City, Ohio
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio
Douglas Andrew Carper, 31, of Grove City and formerly of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Saturday November 14, 2015 at the Berger Hospital in Circleville.
He was born February 24, 1984 in Springfield to Terry Dean Carper and the late Patricia J. (Nasby) Carper.
Doug graduated from Wellington High School where he played basketball and then attended Wright State University before serving his country with two tours of duty. The first tour was with the United States Army from 2005 – 2009 in Iraq and later with the Army National Guard in Afghanistan in 2012.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware and this past June was baptized at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene. He loved sports especially basketball and football and was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan. Growing up on a farm in Delaware County, he was a true outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He had a love of family including his military family and enjoyed helping people shown by his desire in finishing firefighting school and EMT certification recently.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of over 10 years, Jennifer (Fenner); sons Andrew and Benjamin; daughter Evalyn; father Terry Dean Carper of Delaware; brothers Daniel and David of Delaware; paternal grandmother Elizabeth A. Carper of Delaware; maternal grandmother Audrey Nasby of Utica, New York; in-laws Fred (Laura) Fenner of Hillsboro; sister-in-law Jaclyn Fenner of Kettering; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. In addition to his mother Patricia who passed away on June 20, 2015, Doug was also preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Larry Dean Carper.
Graveside services will be held on Monday November 23, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Greenmound Cemetery in Kilbourne with full military honors conducted by the Delaware County Veterans Association. A Celebration of Life Gathering and reception will then be held immediately following the graveside services in the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center Community Room, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Doug’s memory may be made to the family to set up a trust fund for his children’s future education and expenses.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.
To share a fond memory of Doug or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com