Timothy Raymond Karp, Sr.

January 1, 1942 - May 1, 2018
Timothy Raymond Karp, Sr.

Timothy Raymond Karp, Sr., 76, beloved husband of 57 years of Katherine Futchs Karp, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Born in St. Paul Park, MN, January 1, 1942, he had worked at Corning for 33 years until his retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had been a member of the Ogden Volunteer Fire Department and the Ogden Volunteer Rescue Squad as well as  was a lapidarist and a rock hound. He had served as a Deacon, Elder, Treasurer and sound board engineer for the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk. He and Kathy also had traveled all over the United States in their camper.

He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Raymond and Helen Brotzler Karp,  and his sister, Diane Arndt.

Besides his wife Kathy, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa Karp Jordan; his son Timothy R. Karp, Jr., and his wife Nora; his granddaughters, Heather Karp Thompson and husband Scott, Lindsay Jordan; his grandsons, Tim Karp III and wife Caroline, and Hunter K. Jordan; his great-grandchildren, Rowen and Fiona; his daughter and son of the heart, Deb Faraone and Jon Faraone; his sister, Debby Sellers; brothers, Terry Karp, Todd Karp, and Tom Karp, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m.Friday, May 4, 2018, in the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, 2 W. Fayetteville St, in Wrightsville Beach. A reception will follow the service. The family request NO BLACK at the service, Tim loved color! Purples, blues, teal, greens, and pink. We want to celebrate not mourn.

The family suggest memorials be directed Little Chapel on the Boardwalk scholarship fund.

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  • May 03, 2018
    Debby Sellers says:
    Tim and I have always been close. When he left home and joined the service we always exchanged letters. He was a wonderful brother and friend. He is one of the kindest caring people you would ever meet. And yes his HUGs were the best! Love you my Dear Brother and will see you again some day.

  • May 05, 2018
    Jean Hardy Wells says:
    Kathy I am so sorry about your loss. Love you and will be praying for you in the coming days.

  • May 04, 2018
    Rachel and His Christopher says:
    We were so sorry to hear about Tim's death. We are so grateful for all the support and love from him and Kathy over our years at Wrightsville Beach. May God bless, comfort and strengthen all of you.

  • May 04, 2018
    Janice Huffer says:
    Lisa, I did not know your father but I know you. My prayers are with you and your entire family.

  • May 03, 2018
    Shiela DeGroat says:
    Aunt Kathy and family I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Tim's passing. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Love Shiela