Paul D. Carper, age 69, of Big Long Lake passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Gary, Indiana on November 16, 1948. He was a 1967 graduate of Ashley High School.
Mr. Carper honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1969 until 1971. He was a Purple Heart recipient and his service included a tour in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970.
He married Marlene Howe on April 4, 1986 at Barkers Chapel United Methodist Church in Ashley. She resides Big Long Lake.
Paul was the co-owner of Carper Farm Supply/Hardware in Ashley retiring in 2010. He was a member of the Orland American Legion Post 423 and he served on the Ashley Fire Department for 17 years. Paul enjoyed all things model trains, from watching them run to collecting them. He also like fishing in his spare time. He also enjoyed going to all of his grandkids sporting events.
His wife; Marlene Carper of Big Long Lake.
Daughter and son-in-law; Lindsay and Patrick Smith of Waterloo.
Five grandchildren; Tifani Smith, Dylan (Emily) Smith, Piper Smith, Stockard Smith and Bronson Smith.
One great granddaughter; Hope Dickey.
His mother; Glenis Wickham of Angola.
Brother and sister-in-law; Jim and Cindy Carper of Wolcottville.
Four nephews and their spouses; Chad and Brandy Carper of Corunna, Ryan Carper of Corunna, Brad and Shelly Carper of Angola and Eric and Lyndsae Carper of Ashley.
Many other special nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his father; Wayne Carper, one son; Michael Carper who passed away on February 13, 1991, and one brother; Jeff Carper.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street in Waterloo.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo.
Officiating the funeral service will be Mike Hamm with the Stroh Church of Christ.
Burial will take place at Fairfield Cemetery in Corunna.
Memorial donations may be directed toward Disabled American Veterans, 2121 Lake Avenue, Room 183, Ft Wayne, Indiana 46805 and Quiet Knight, P.O. Box 701, Auburn, Indiana 46706.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo.