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.

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  • I didn’t know you long but, what I did know was that you were a truly kind and gentle person. My thoughts are with you, your friends and your family.

  • Jennifer – Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As a military wife myself I just want you to know I am here for you anytime.

  • Dearest Jennifer, My heart aches for you and your family at this time. Do know that I, and so many others, are praying for you and that Jesus, the Great Comforter, is with you. Much Love, Shelia

  • Jennifer – I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that your church family loves you and will be praying for you all.

  • Terry, and all of the Carper Families, I want to extend my sincere thoughts and prayers to all of you. You have had way to much pain the past few years. May God get you through all of this.

    Donna Mitchell &Family

  • Jennifer my family & I are so sorry to hear about this, you & the kids will be in our thoughts and prayers. Take one day at a time. If you need anything please let me know. Chris Golubich & family

  • Jennifer I didn’t know you or Doug well even though we are cousins but I grew up with Doug’s Mom. We were very close. My prayers and love is being sent out to you and your family.

  • Terry and the entire family

    I’m not sure we can get over on Monday. Please know our family has all of you in our thoughts and prayers . I have no words to make any sense of this. I guess the Almighty has his purpose for all of us. Your family has had more than your share of loss recently and I pray for healing / strength / and peace ! Love you guys ! Jeff and Elaine

  • Jenn, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Terry and the entire Carper family.

    Marjorie and I would like to extend our sincere thoughts and prayers to the Carper Family. I have no words to say except I am so sorry for your loss, may God be close to you during this healing time.

  • Our family sends our sympathy to all of the Carper family. We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you.

  • Jennifer, my heart hurts for you, your sweet babies and family. I know times like this often make it hard to look to God for strength and guidance, but He will get you through it. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do for you or the kids. We will keep you in our prayers.

  • Jennifer, Andrew, Benjamin, Evalyn and the entire Carper family.

    I am very sorry for your loved ones passing. I pray that you are surrounded by Gods peace & comfort each day. May He fill you with strength along the way. You continue to be in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Jennifer, so sorry for your of your loss. Constant prayers of comfort and strength to you and your entire family. If you need anything, please let me let me know.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss, I will continue to keep you and all of the family in my thoughts and prayers. Its difficult to lose someone so close, if there is anything I can do to help out in anyway, please do not hesitate to ask.

  • I was so surprised and saddened to hear of this. I wish it wasn’t true. Hugs to each of you as you face the loss of a young man taken too soon. Prayers for the strength you need each day. I hope that many memories will be comforting in the days ahead. If we can help in any way , just let us know. May God bring you peace.

  • I have many wonderful memories of Doug during his short time at Wellington – particularly memories of his time with our basketball team. I am so very saddened by this news. Please know that Doug’s Wellington family will miss him deeply. Jennifer – my heart goes out to you. Andrew, Benjamin, and Evalyn – your dad was a very special guy. All my love and prayers to Doug’s entire family.

  • We are very sorry for this sad time that your family is going through. It is difficult to voice the words for how terrible we feel for you and the children. Just know that we are thinking of you, and send our love and concern.

  • Jennifer: So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May God be with all of you during this difficult time.♡♡♡

  • Bob and Kim,
    On behalf of the Chicago Lumara Sales Team we want to pass on our deepest sympathies on the loss of your nephew Douglas. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and the Carper Family.

  • Jennifer, words cannot describe how my heart aches for you and your family! I’m so sorry ! If there is anything that I can do please let me know . I will keep you and your precious family in my heart and prayers !!!!

  • Jennifer, Andrew, and family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug’s service to our country is highly appreciated. May God bless you.

  • You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May your many memories give you strength in the days ahead.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Doug. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.