Robert M. Carper

October 10, 1912 ‒ February 28, 2006

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Robert M. Carper, age 93, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday February 28, 2006 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Robert was born October 10, 1912 in Gap Mill, West Virginia to Charles Edward Carper and Mary Lava (Wall) Carper and had lived in Mount Vernon since 1952. He was retired from the Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon where he had been employed for 25 years as a machinist.

Robert was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are his wife Betty (Gardner) Carper, his sons and daughters-in-law Raymond M. and Ruth Ann Carper of Pataskala, and James L. and Rebecca L. Carper of Dublin; his daughters and sons-in-law Sylvia O. and James Melton and Barbara J. and Joseph Brown all of Mount Vernon; grandchildren Jeff Melton, Kelly Evans and Holly Scholl; 6 great grandchildren; four stepsons Donald Gardner and Lee Gardner both of Texas, Sam Gardner of Georgia and William Gardner of North Carolina; and his sister Ruby Arthur of Mount Gilead. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Nina Glovina Carper and several brothers and sisters.

Friends may call Thursday from 1 PM to 3 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul Merki officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio 43302-3807.

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