Martin Howard (Papaw) Casper, 94 of Kannapolis passed away on February 3, 2020 at the Living Center in Concord. Howard was born on January 22, 1926 to the late Martin and Grace Casper.
He was a lifetime resident of the area and an active Cub Scout leader of Troop 35 at his church.
He served his country in World War II in the US Army Company “H” 341st Infantry Division. He was a faithful employee at the China Grove Cotton Mill for 50 years until his retirement. He was an active member of Second Presbyterian Church where he had served as a former deacon and active in various phases of church activities. He was a faithful volunteer at Kannapolis Lunch Plus Club held at Living Water Church of God.
He is preceded in death by his wife Helen and son Mike Casper, sisters Zelia Honeycutt and Olene Childress, brothers Carl Casper and Billy Casper, and a grandson Michael Casper Jr.
He is survived by his son, Kent (Lib) Casper of Raleigh, Daughter-in-law Bobbye Casper of Euharlee, Ga., three grandchildren: Angie (Erick) Chavez of Acworth, Ga., Kendall (Stacy) Casper of Tuscumbia, Ala., Jennifer (Andrew) Nelson of Selma, NC and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 Wednesday Feb 5th at Second Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis. The funeral service will follow at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 1578 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis NC 28083.
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