Jasper Ketter, Sr.September 5, 1930 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 86)
Mr. Jasper Ketter Sr., was the loving son of the late John Ketter Sr and Mamie Hawkins- Ketter. He was born in Darlington County on September 09, 1930 where he was raised in a Christian home along with his sisters and brothers, as well; he was educated in the public school area. Mr. Jasper Ketter Sr., who was affectionately and passionately known to family as "Grandpa Jep” and “Uncle Jep,” was called home to rest May 16, 2017 at Carolina Pines Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Jasper was very family oriented, raising an abundance of children and adults and considered them as his own. He was a man who believed that a family should work together and love one another. He was there for his family on all levels. Because of his love and concern for family, everyone loved, respected, and admired him to the fullest. Jasper was an inspiration to all who knew him, and was special to his wife, family, and friends. The joy of his life was spending time especially with his wife, passion for singing, providing for the family, and taking care of his home. He cherished the time he spent especially with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jasper was a hardworking man who did what was needed to be done in order to provide for his family and friends. He knew that his service was the key to a successful, happy, and fulfilling life. Jasper was a very domestic for more than 60 years. Jasper was united in holy matrimony to his Queen the Late Lizzie Jackson-Ketter who he loved very dearly for over 70 years.
Jasper leaves to cherish his precious memories are: two sons: Jasper Ketter Jr and Virgil Ketter, Hartsville SC; two daughters, Georgette Ketter Walter and Minerva Ketter, Hartsville SC; five sisters; Dorothy Ketter of Hartsville SC, Nancy Ketter and Barbara Ketter-Connors all of New York, NY, Betty (Willie) Ketter, Charlene (John) Ketter-Fitzsimmons of Philadelphia PA; five grandchildren, Damarlin Walters, Taeshea Walters, Marlin T. Ketter, Breyauna Cannon, and Shemeki R Ketter, all of Hartsville SC; seven great grandchildren, Jerome Richardson III, Tarrence Ketter, Ayden Hamlin, Ja’Vorious Cannon, Ja’Zariyauna Ketter, Amariyauna Cannon, and Chesmir Brown all of Hartsville SC; one daughter-in-law, Christella Coe-Ketter; two sister-in-laws: Geneva Hawkins of Hartsville, SC and Gladys Jackson of New York City. Also a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, close relatives, and friends. A special family: The McDonald Family of Hartsville SC.