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“Steve and Donna-I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are. Jesse was an amazing young man who touched the lives of...Read More »
1 of 63 | Posted by: Jolie Hutchison McKinney - VA

“Dear Donna, For what period of time I knew you and Jesse it was wonderful. Jesse was such a wonderful guy. Loved listening to him sing & play music...Read More »
2 of 63 | Posted by: Elaine VanHoudt - Gloucester, VA

“We are so sorry to hear about Jesse. He was a great friend of mine.We use to play ball together. He will truly be missed!! Rest in peace Jesse!! ”
3 of 63 | Posted by: Paul, Anna, and Eleanor Meadows - VA

“Steve and Donna, Sorry to hear about your son. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. ”
4 of 63 | Posted by: Judy Davis doughty - Vinton, VA

“We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God send his peace and comfort in the days to come. ”
5 of 63 | Posted by: Shelton and Cindy Fowler

“Jesse was such a wonderful, and caring person who lit up the world with his smile. He will surely be missed. ”
6 of 63 | Posted by: Heather & Daniel Givens - VA

“Steve and Donna: We are deeply saddened by your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers. Bob & India Atkinson ”
7 of 63 | Posted by: Bob Atkinson - Roanoke, VA

“Donna and Steve.We are so sorry for the passing of Jesse. I remember his playing the "spoons" for the talent show when he was in elementary school....Read More »
8 of 63 | Posted by: Lois Groseclose - New Castle, VA

“Steve, Donna and family, My heart is aching for you.I an sure Gods arms were open widefor our precious Jesse. I am sorry I cannot be with you at this...Read More »
9 of 63 | Posted by: Opal Caldwell - Friend

“Donna and Steve,We are deeply sorry for the loss of your son. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Michael and Sharon ”
10 of 63 | Posted by: Michael & Sharon Fahey - Moneta, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Jesse was an amazing young man and he will be missed by so many. He always had a smile on his face and a hug every time...Read More »
11 of 63 | Posted by: Leslie Kotheimer New Castle

“Stevie,Jr. & Donna; Steve, Sr.; Janie & Family; Bobby & Family; Carolyn & Family; Melissa & Family: God has a plan for everybody and everything....Read More »
12 of 63 | Posted by: Ann Beauchemin (LUGAR) - VA

“Steve & family..our condolences to you & your entire family on the loss of your precious son. May god wrap his arms around all of you & help you...Read More »
13 of 63 | Posted by: bobby webb - suffolk, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Jesse was an amazing young man and will be missed by so many. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 63 | Posted by: Sandra Abbott - Friend

“Too soon. His mandolin will be a welcome addition in heaven. Deepest condolences to the entire family. ”
15 of 63 | Posted by: Dale - Eagle Rock, VA - friend

“So sorry to hear abot Jesse. My prayers are with his family and friends, MMay God Bless you all. Love to hear him play and sing. Now, he is...Read More »
16 of 63 | Posted by: Kathy Keen - Covington, VA

“Steve & Donna..we are so sorry for the loss of Jesse. Just cannot imagine what you guys are going through while trying to deal with this. Sometimes...Read More »
17 of 63 | Posted by: Lulu & Darell Blankenship - Salem, VA

“My deepest sympathy to your family. Jesse was a great musician and fine young man. ”
18 of 63 | Posted by: Bobby Woolwine - Salem, VA

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Steve and Donna.Jesse ws a good person and a very talented one too.As u all know me and him were...Read More »
19 of 63 | Posted by: Eric Mangels - new castle, VA

“Steve & Donna: There are no words to describe the pain and hurt we feel for you during this time. Your sweet Jesse was a gentleman, a ray of sunshine...Read More »
20 of 63 | Posted by: Karen Wiseman - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all this week and all the weeks to come . thinking of you with love . Betty and Bud slusser ”
21 of 63 | Posted by: Betty & Bud Slusser - friends

“I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Jesse.He will never be forgotten. My prayers will be with your family. ”
22 of 63 | Posted by: jennifer garman - catawba, VA

“Steve and Donna, Our hearts are broken for you both. Jesse was a delightful young man with an amazing talent. He will forever be in our hearts. Our...Read More »
23 of 63 | Posted by: Wanda Looney - Friend

“Stevie and Donna,Their is no words that can express how sorry we are for your loss. The music that flowed from Jesse was a special gift and just know...Read More »
24 of 63 | Posted by: Brian,Brad and Brenda Lipes

“What a amazing Young Man, His smile was and will always be bright. Donna and Steve I pray God comforts you and gives you peace throughout the coming...Read More »
25 of 63 | Posted by: Mary L Smith - Catawba, VA

“This was a truly talented young man.He wil be missed greatly.He and my son all went to school together and each have fond memories, the Dunbar boys...Read More »
26 of 63 | Posted by: Debbie Hall Bradford - new castle, VA

“I am very sad to hear of Jesse's passing. He was a great guy... Those eyes and that smile. We struck up a conversation at the carwsh one day about...Read More »
27 of 63 | Posted by: Tina Thompson - Roanoke, VA

“What a talented man. I know he and the angels are making beautiful music in heaven. I am so sadden for your lost. ”
28 of 63 | Posted by: Linda - Christiansburg, VA

“We are so very sorry for your loss!! You have a beautiful family and a wonderful son. Please let us know if you need anything at all. ”
29 of 63 | Posted by: Wayne "Red" Davis, Carolyn, Cherie, Angie & family - VA

“Steve and Donna, So very sorry for your loss - have sent many prayers your way. As a teacher, some students remain "your Kids" long after they...Read More »
30 of 63 | Posted by: Beth Swain - Salem, VA

“Even though I didn't know Jesse well, when I was introduced to him the first time at one of their gigs, I knew right off this was a young man before...Read More »
31 of 63 | Posted by: Karen Conner Hall - Buchanan, VA

“Jesse affected so many lives in such a positive way. The last hug I gave him was in October of last year when The Locust Mountain Boys performed a...Read More »
32 of 63 | Posted by: Linda Boone - Shawsville, VA

“Peace and Love to Steve,Donna and the rest of Jesse's family. Cherish his memory and smile when you think of him playing with The Angel Band! ”
33 of 63 | Posted by: Joanne McGowan - Copper Hill, VA

“Uncle Mark and I are deeply heart broken. We will Always Love You. ”
34 of 63 | Posted by: joyce pendleton - aunt

“So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with each of you. Jesse had such a wonderful voice and a great smile and he will be greatly missed. ”
35 of 63 | Posted by: Missy Linkous - Newport, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Jesse's family and friends. His sweet smile and voice could truly light up a room. He will be missed by so many and...Read More »
36 of 63 | Posted by: Michelle Young - New Castle, VA

“What a great person,always had a smile on his face,a joy to wait on at the store over the years,always spilling and the best manners.I pray God holds...Read More »
37 of 63 | Posted by: Donna Cantrell - New Castle, VA

“Steve and Donna, What a tremendous loss to all of us, especially you his parents. We were all blessed to have Jesse in our lives, if only for a...Read More »
38 of 63 | Posted by: Fred & Peggy Cook - Friend

“We will never forget Jesse, and our hearts are broken for his family and many friends. ”
39 of 63 | Posted by: Wayne Weikel - Troutville, VA

“I cannot begin to imagine the pain your family is feeling. Please know so many of us are praying for God to hold all of you in his arms and comfort...Read More »
40 of 63 | Posted by: Kim Roberts

“Steve I was deeply saddened to hear of Jesse's passing. I will never forget the first time I heard Jesse perform. What a voice and boy the kid could...Read More »
41 of 63 | Posted by: Christopher Cameresi - Roanoke, VA

“Donna, Stevie & Family. Our heart goes out to you all in this very sad time. Jesse always had a big smile on his face and was never in too big of a...Read More »
42 of 63 | Posted by: Sammy & Toni Abbott - New Castle, VA

“Words cannot express the grief and sorrow that has been bestowed upon this family. I am sure that Jesse is smiling down on all of us from heaven....Read More »
43 of 63 | Posted by: Dorothy (Dot) Bowers - Roanoke, VA

“Condolences from me to all family. ”
44 of 63 | Posted by: Kathryn Burnett - acquantance

“TO THE PARENTS AND FAMILY OF JESSE CARPER WHAT A SAD DAY IN NEW CASTLE WITH THE LOSS OF ANOTHER GREAT YOUNG PERSON. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OF...Read More »
45 of 63 | Posted by: DIANA BAYNE - NEW CASTLE, VA

“The impact of this young man's life and early exit is being felt all over. Jesse Carper never met a stranger. Everyone who knew him loved him. His...Read More »
46 of 63 | Posted by: Chuck and Cristy Dudding - VA

“We, the staff at Paitsel Funeral Home are deeply sorry for your loss. ”
47 of 63 | Posted by: Paitsel Funeral Home

“Steve I am so sorry for your loss. I am without words. You and your friends are in our prayers. ”
48 of 63 | Posted by: Jennifer Whittaker Ford - VA

“Donna and Steve, words cannot express how I felt when I heard of Jesse's passing. I know that the both of you are devastated. He was the nicest,...Read More »
49 of 63 | Posted by: Reba Todd - New Castle, VA

“when he would come in our store and eat steak hoagies, he always was smiling and full of energy and a zest for life.And that beautiful smile. he will...Read More »
50 of 63 | Posted by: lilliebrickey - new castle, TN

“Jesse's musical talent so enlightened me when I would hear him sing and play. My heart grieves for the Carper family and I am deeply saddened by the...Read More »
51 of 63 | Posted by: Ellen Hannah

“We are Heartbroken! Always had a wonderful smile and so much talent. Our prayers are with the family. Junior and Susan Sisk ”
52 of 63 | Posted by: Junior Sisk - friend

“"You all are in my prayers" ”
53 of 63 | Posted by: Stan Rowe - Friend

“I'm so sorry words can't express how many of us feel today.Jesse will be greatly missed but he will Never BE FORGOTTEN . The Downey family from Selma...Read More »
54 of 63 | Posted by: Charlene Downey - Beverly, WV

“Donna and Steve Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Please know you and your entire family are in our constant thoughts. ”
55 of 63 | Posted by: Debbie, Jarrett and Natalie Anderson - VA

“Steve, Donna and family: Jesse was a great guy and a great musician. Everyone who met him will always remember him. Your family is in our prayers....Read More »
56 of 63 | Posted by: Peter and Shelby French - VA

“My Condolence To The Family. And may God enfold you in His Loving arms of warm embrace. God Bless ”
57 of 63 | Posted by: Carolyn Drewry - Friend

“Steve and Donna....My family and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jesse. I can only imagine your grief. Just know that love and prayers are...Read More »
58 of 63 | Posted by: Cherie Davis Spencer - friend

“Praying for you and the whole family. Jesse will be missed terribly. ”
59 of 63 | Posted by: Donald and Diane Waldron

“Prayers! ”
60 of 63 | Posted by: KYLE AND GINA SAUL - VA

“very sorry for your loss ”
61 of 63 | Posted by: robert fisher - new castle, VA

“Steve & family, We are so very sad to hear of Jesse's passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time and here forward. May God...Read More »
62 of 63 | Posted by: Dennis & Kristi - Sterling, VA

“Steve and Donna and Carper family We are shocked and saddened to hear about Jesse. You all are in our thoughts and prayers- We love you guys. The...Read More »
63 of 63 | Posted by: Ted McAllister - Fincastle, VA


Jesse A. Carper went to play music with his heavenly father Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the age of 26. Jesse was born August 1, 1988 in Salem VA. He grew up with an instrument in his hand and managed to put it down long enough to play his favorite sports, football and baseball. Jesse is a 5th generation musician in the family, who had many friends and never met a stranger. Jesse participated in alot of activities for such a young age with his music. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and a special musician and singer that touched many hearts throughout the United States. He will be greatly missed and we hope that he has encouraged many young people to carry on his legacy.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Curtis Sr. and Mary Mills, and Edith Carper; great grandparents Lawrence & Bernice Bostic and Roy and Bea Carper. He is survived by his parents Steve Jr. and Donna Carper; grandfather Steve Carper Sr.; girlfriend Brianna Herman; godparents Tim and Clara Leftwich; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, bluegrass friends and musky fishing friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday, April 3, 2015 at Grace Baptist Church with Pastors Danny Kesler and Kevin Altizer officiating. Interment will follow at Huffman Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Grace Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Craig Co. Rescue Squad, PO Box 81, New Castle, VA 24127 or the New Castle Volunteer Fire Dept. www.paitselfh.com

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