|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1941|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 2002|
United States Navy,
Dr. Stephen Tyler "Steve" Jasper, 61 years of age, of Somerset, Kentucky, departed this life and entered into eternal peace on Friday, April 12th, 2002 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center.
He was born on March 19th, 1941 in Science Hill, Kentucky, son of the late Oda Vernon "O.V." and Vivian Jasper. He was a graduate of Somerset High School, he attended college at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky before moving on to the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy and a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church. Steve was an avid hunter and fisherman, he supported wildlife charities, building guns and reloading ammunition.
Steve was a chief medica officer at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida and helped organized Pulaski County Concerned Citizens. He was one of the first pioneers in family practice medicine and set up the first Family Practice Clinic at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was the first board certified Family Practice physician in Somerset, Kentucky and was a volunteer at St. Luke's Clinic. He practiced medicine in Pulaski County, Kentucky for 27 years before retiring in 1998.
Steve was survived by his loving wife, Mary Camden Jasper, whom he married on October 19th, 1968 in Sumpter, South Carolina; two sons, Stephen Tyler Jr. (and Cindy) Jasper of Somerset, Kentucky and Bryan Andrew (and Suzanne) Jasper of Nashville, Tennessee; his grandmother, Effie McClure; his father & mother-in-law, Charles and Mary Camden; one brother, Dr. Parrick L. (and Susan) Jasper of Somerset, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Kristen Jasper and Lindsy Jasper; and a host of other family and friends who mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oda Vernon "O.V." Jasper , who departed this life on September 11th, 1999 and Vivian C. McClure Jasper who departed this life on October 29th, 2000.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 14th, 2002 in the Chapel of the Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Larry O'Bryan officiating.
Burial followed in the Somerset City Cemetery in Somerset, Kentucky.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF DR. JASPER,
I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done.
Oda Vernon Jasper (1917 - 1999)
Vivian C. McClure Jasper (1919 - 2000)
Note: Obituary information courtesy of funeral home.
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