Mr. Karpe was a resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith. He was a veteran of WWII serving his country in the United States Navy and the United States Navy Reserves. He owned and operated an Oil Field Service Company. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid reader.
Mr. Karpe was preceded in death by his father and mother; one son Kenneth Glenn Karpe; five brothers Burt Ben Karpe, Vernette Karpe, Louis Karpe, Frank Karpe, Larene Lawrence Karpe; and one sister Mary Ellen Karpe.
Mr. Karpe is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Betty Jean Karpe of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; one son Miles Karpe Jr. and wife Rita of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; two daughters Wanda Edwards and Myra Miller and husband Joey all of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; one sister-in-law Helen Fearn of Vici, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren Tonia Schipper and husband David, Natalie Wederski, Donna Free and husband Greg, Mark Miller and wife Julie, Mike Miller, Miles Karpe III and wife Becky , Pepper Cook and Daniel Piper; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be held at 2:00~3:00 PM, Sunday, November 11, 2007, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 11, 2007, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends James Paul and Joel Glenn officiating. Floral arrangements are being accepted. Those asked to serve as pallbearers are as follows Danny Bell, Bobby Bell, Greg Free, Terry Miller, David Schipper and Walter Bell. Burial will follow in the Cluster Springs Cemetery with military honors.
[Burial: Cluster Springs Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs]