Edward Alan Karper Sr., 94, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at his home in Graham. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Ed was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Lubbock to Robert Earl and Sophia Grace (Dickinson) Karper Sr. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Geology. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as 1st Lt. of a Subchaser during in WW II. Ed married Nell Carroll May 14, 1964, in Santa Fe, NM. He was the owner of Karper Oil and Gas and a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of West Texas Oil and Gas Association, Independent Producers Association of America, North Texas Oil and Gas Association and a former member of Graham Independent School Board.
He was preceded in death by former wife, Frances Ford Karper; and brother, Robert Earl Karper Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Nell Karper of Graham; daughter, Kristin Karper of Graham; sons, Ed Karper Jr., Philip Karper and wife Becky and Gene Karper and wife Alison, all of Graham; grandchildren, Kallie Karper Pitcock, Kate Karper, Kent Karper, Dustin Karper and Ryan Karper; and great-grandchild, Karper Louis Pitcock.