James K. Carper

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James K. Carper

August 19, 1930 - February 01, 2019

James K. Carper James Kenneth Carper, 88, died on February 1, 2019. Jim was born August 19, 1930, to Wesley and Lillian McClure Carper. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; son Pete; sister, Margaret Ann Maddy; sisters in law and brothers in law. He is survived by daughter, Lynda Gilkeson; brother, Bob Carper; grandchildren, Stephanie Barnes, Kenneth Carper, Nicole Stuntz; two great granddaughters, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jim was a lifelong resident of Grandview and a member of the Grandview Christian Church. He was the developer of Beechwood and other properties in Grandview. He owned and operated businesses including Carper Excavating, Grandview Crushed White Sand, a Black Angus cattle farm at Grandview, and was a decades-long heavy equipment contractor with New River Coal Company. He was a hard-working man, a true friend, and known as a man whose word and handshake were a binding contract.
Jim and Betty loved traveling in their motor homes, and enjoyed exploring from Alaska to Key West and everywhere between. Their grandchildren have wonderful memories of trips with them. He was an amazing historian, with stories about adventures and family through the generations. Always, before everything else, his first commitment was to his wife, children and grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday, February 5, 2PM, Melton Mortuary. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon.
Published on February 2, 2019
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3 posts

Peggy Morton
Feb 04, 2019
Jimmie was a wonderful man and his wife Betty was also a wonderful lady.I use clean for them for years i shure will miss those days.Rest in peace in Heaven Jimmie with your loving wife Betty.
James Logan
Feb 03, 2019
I will miss my friend Jimmy.
John and Melissa Fornash
Feb 02, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a good friend over the years. He truly will be missed. John