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Frank B. Carper

January 20, 1940 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 80)


Frank B. “Hank” Carper Sr.

    Frank B. “Hank” Carper Sr., 80, of Kingston, entered into Heaven on December 28, 2020 at the Ohio State Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born on January 20, 1940, in Kingston, the son of the late Emory W. and Ruth (Thomas) Carper. On August 2, 1958, he was united in marriage with his loving wife, Pastor Carolyn “Carol” (Duvall) Carper, who survives.

    Frank is also survived by his beloved children, Frank “Butch” (Theresa) Carper Jr., of McArthur, Carol “Susie” (Charles) Schrader, of Chillicothe, and Barb Carper (Jimmy Pendleton), of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Justin Schrader, Charlie Schrader, Chad Baldwin, Kelly Carper (TJ Hall), Mark (Ashliegh) Carper, Kiera Carper (Jr Townsend), Annie Hamm (fiancé, Eric Lloyd), Laura Hamm (Daniel Kassulke), and Frank (Ashleigh) Calu; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Tyler, Aubrey, Brayden, Austin, Hunter, MacKenzie, Skylar, Nevaha, Alejiah, Jade, Iven, Harlan, Bay, Coalton, and Achilles; sister, Ruth Ellen (Raymond) Platt, of Kingston; and numerous other special family members and friends whom he cherished.

    In addition to his parents, Hank was preceded in death by his brothers, Emory Neal Carper, Howard Carper, Russell “Skip” Carper, and infant, Lee Carper.

    Hank attended Kingston High School and retired after many years of service as the branch manager of Cargill grain elevator. Hank lived by what he called the Three F’s: Faith in God, Family, and Food. He was a proud member of the Adelphi Community Church, where he was First Elder, a Sunday School teacher, and guitar player. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling including taking Carol to the Smokey Mountains and Amish Country. He truly loved to help others and he was blessed with the ability to fix/make anything.

     A public graveside service will take place on Saturday, January 2 at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston with his wife, Pastor Carol Carper officiating. Due to pandemic precautions, there will be no public funeral services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Adelphi Community Church (C\O Debra Bethel: 17995 St. Rt. 327, Laurelville, OH 43135). Condolences can be made on Hank’s online guest registry at

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Graveside Service
January 2, 2021

2:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Blackwater Road
Kingston, Ohio 45644

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