Emory B. Carper

January 18, 1938 ‒ May 16, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Emory B. Carper, 80, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 16, 2018 at the Mount Vernon Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born January 18, 1938 in Sinks Grove, West Virginia to the late Frank and Addie (Sarver) Carper.

Emory graduated from Utica High School and then went to work for Cooper Bessemer for 3 ½ years.  He then went to work for General Motors at the Ontario Fisher Body Plant for 38years.  While he worked for GM, he attended the Ohio State Tech School and the Ashland Tech School.  Emory was a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple and the United Auto Workers Local 549, Mansfield.  He enjoyed watching, baseball, basketball, football and Nascar.

Emory is survived by his children, Rickie L. Carper, Deborah L. (Mike) Canterbury, Timothy E. Carper, and Rodney A. Carper; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a brother, Donald (Suzanne) Carper.

In addition to his parents, Emory was preceded in death by his sister, Ada Henthorn.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a memorial service celebrating the life of Emory at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon with Pastor Bill Fennell officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Emory B. Carper.


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  • Tim,
    Mitch and I are very sorry for your loss! you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Debbie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your brothers at the death of your Father, Emory. You have been so devoted to him through these years of illness. May God wrap His Loving Arms of Comfort around you as you bid your Dad good-by. Love ❤️ and prayers🙏. Phyllis Henthorn

  • Timmy
    I am very sorry to learn of your Dads passing. I’m keeping you Rod, Debbie, & Rickie in my thoughts and prayers.