Mr. Harper was a native of Lyon County, son of the late Roy Lynn and Ada Thelma Harper. He was a retired maintenance suprintendent for Bruce Hardwood Flooring and a member of Parkway Baptist Church.
Mr. Harper is survived by his wife Dotty Jane Harper of Lavergne; sons Lanny Harper of Chapel Hill, Tenn., Shawn Harper of Benton and Dana Harper of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Elsie Tinsley and brother Kenneth Harper, all of Kentucky.
A funeral service was held Friday Nov. 30, at Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna, Tenn., with Revs. Dan Parker, Danny Guess and Earl Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Hurricane Baptist Church Cemetery in Cadiz.
The family requests memorials be made in Mr. Harper’s name to the building fund at Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna. Online condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com.