Obituary of Jerry Selwyn Carper
Jerry Selwyn Carper, 86, of New Castle, VA passed away peacefully Saturday, April 9, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ran and Elizabeth Carper, a brother, Wes Carper and a grandson, Caney Ramsey.
Jerry proudly served his country in the U S Air Force, retired from the Federal Government, and was a member of Chestnut Grove Christian Church. He was known by his friends for his many talents; whittling, telling stories, his deep knowledge of the genealogy of those living in the Meadow Creek community, and his legendary knowledge of growing, and grafting apple trees.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Bonnie Stamper Carper; daughters, Dianna Carper Rice (Alan), Virginia "Jenny" Carper Steele (Tim); grandchildren, Brandon Rice (Katie), Caleub Rice (Carrie Brown), and Kimsey Carper Long; great grandchildren, Molly Rice and Brooklyn Rice, and Haisleigh Rice; sister, Roberta Cuzzetto; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made for the care and upkeep of Huffman Memorial Park C/O Sharon Oliver C/O Craig County Courthouse New Castle, VA 24127.
A graveside service will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Huffman Memorial Park by Raymond Christian. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. 366-0707
In Loving Memory
1935 - 2022
5160 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
3912 Electric Road
Roanoke, VA 24018
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