Raymond Morris Carper

February 24, 1940 ‒ February 23, 2018

Pataskala, Ohio

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.

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  • Ruth Ann,

    We were so sorry to hear of Morris’s passing. As you know, we were the best of friends, as teenagers. This has to leave a terrible void in your life. Accordingly, Darlene and I will be remembering you in prayer that the Lord will give you special comfort, as only he can.

  • Ruth Ann,
    We’re so very sorry to read of Morris’s passing. I’ll miss seeing him at the Oak Ridge Boys concerts at the Ohio State Fair & teasing each other about them & the Statler Brothers.
    You & your family will be in our thoughts & prayers. May God be with you all during the times ahead.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Morris passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family know he will be missed

  • Ruth Ann: Now Charlie Haag and Ray can see who can yell the loudest for their respective pro football team. Peace be with your and your family during this most trying time.

  • Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Morris. We will miss Morris very much. He made us feel wonderful to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Ruth Ann, so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Ray was one of the best and honest managers I had during my entire IT career. Ray and Charlie were quite a pair working together all those years. I still can visualize them in the computer room mounting tapes and running reports to the users all over the building. I’ll miss them both. In scripture God says He will make all things right. Everything is being done according to God’s counsel and will. God also says in scripture that the day will come when all these present evil things will no longer be remembered. Take comfort that God always keeps His promises. There are better days ahead for us all.
    Ben in Florida.

  • Ruth Ann–I will miss Morris’ gentle and happy smile at our family concerts! He was always so gracious and kind. I could tell he loved you deeply by how much he supported you in everything you did. My prayers are with you through this difficult time. Love, Latricia

  • Dear Ruth Ann,

    We were very sorry to hear of Morris’s passing. He is now having a wonderful celebration with Jesus. His pain and suffering is over and he is resting in peace. We love you both and are continually praying for your comfort.

    Love, Bob & Bernie

  • I was saddened by the loss of Morris. He was a very good friend. I will be Praying for the family during this time and the days ahead. He is finally at peace and has no more pain.

  • to Sylvia and family. Saw the notice of Roberts passing. When I saw the picture I thought he sure looks like someone I have known. Your dad. My deepest sympathy to you and the family. We haven’t seen each other for quite a while but I do remember the family. we go back a lot of years. I remember when your family all came from W, Va. years ago. Just wanted you to know our thoughts are with you and prayers.
    Mary (Gadd) Braddock

  • Ruth Ann – Our thoughts are prayers are with you at the passing of Morris. I can remember when you and Morris baby-sat for our family when I was in the 5th grade. I also remember all of the family Christmas meals with Morris and how afterwards, he was a very vocal supporter of the football games. Morris was a kind and gentle man. He will be long remembered in our minds.
    Dale and Nancy Gallogly

  • Sylvia, Jeff, and Family — So sorry to read about Raymond’s passing. We are sending you and your entire family our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • I am so sorry to hear that Morris passed away. I have not seen either of you for many years buy remember fondly the time I was lucky enough to spend with Morris when a young man. Fond memories and you all have my deepest sympathy.

    Sincerely Lee Black 740 507 1581

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Raymond for your service in The United States Army..RIP.. And Semper Fi…. Soldier.

    Military Honors by: Knox County Joint Veterans Council.