Jack D. Soper

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Jack D. Soper

March 23, 1933 - October 11, 2016

Jack D. Soper Jack D. Soper, 83, of Columbus, Kan., passed away October 11, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
He was born March 23, 1933, in rural Columbus, the son of Glenn Ash and Thelma McFarland Soper. He had been a lifelong resident of Columbus, graduating from Columbus High School with the class of 1951.
He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, serving for 18 months in Germany.
Jack worked for 30 years at the BF Goodrich Plant in Miami, Okla., and also worked for 30 years at Specialty Projects in Columbus, retiring in 2016.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Columbus where he served as a deacon, life member of the Columbus VFW, 61 year member of Columbus American Legion, he coached little league for 7 years in Columbus and always attended his children's and grandchildren's events throughout the years.
Survivors include two sons, David Soper and his wife, Janet, DeWayne Soper and his wife, Kari, both of Columbus; and one daughter, Dee Dee Soper and her significant other, Jim Bowen, of Columbus; one sister, Geneva Grubbs, of Columbus; eight grandchildren, Madeline Carpino and her husband, Robbie, Miranda Soper, Monica Soper, Kyle Soper and her future husband, Wade Robinson, Reagan Soper, Landin Soper, Maeleigh Soper, and Dawson Soper; two great-grandchildren, Cali Carpino and Cami Carpino. He was preceded in death by his son, Darin Soper, and one brother, Maurice Soper.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 14, at the First Christian Church, in Columbus, with the Rev. Roger Beason and the Rev. Bob Colerick, officiating. Burial will be in the Park Cemetery, in Columbus. Pallbearers will be Earl Eddington, Leo Evans, Tom Epler, Dawson Soper, Robbie Carpino, Joe Pierson, and Curt Crossland. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Broyles, Bud Rooney, Tom Pierson, John Issac, Paul Westervelt, and Gene Mahan. The family will receive their friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, in Columbus.
A memorial has been established to the First Christian Church in Columbus in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at our website www.bathnaylor.com.
Published on October 12, 2016
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