Harper retired from Morsey Constructors, and was a lifetime member of the Iron Workers Local Union # 782. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rose Johnston Harper of Sharpe; two sons, Anthony Harper and his wife Marsha of Possum Trot and Bruce Harper and his wife Glenna of Sharpe; one sister, Shirley Marie Tubbs of Hardin; three grandsons, Treavor Harper and his wife Shara of St. Paul, Minn., Justin Harper of Benton and Tyler Harper of Utah; three granddaughters, Leigh Ann Jackson and her husband Joe of Benton, Katie Schneider and her husband Lucas of Metropolis, Ill. and Ashley Roy of Lone Oak; two step-grandchildren, Justin Vessels of Paducah, and Kendra Barrett of Sharpe; and nine great grandchildren.
Harper was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Thomas Harper, Harvie Louis Harper and Raymond Lay Harper; and a half-brother, Marion Scott Harper. His parents were Louis Mack Harper and Helen Marie Barrett Harper.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 20at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Elder Danny Ferrell officiated and burial followed in the Fooks Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvert City Convalescent Center, P.O. Box 7, Calvert City, Kentucky 42029 or the Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Leon Barrett, 2119 Calvert City Road, Calvert City, Kentucky 42029.
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