On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Gary Lee Harper, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 83, at his home in Bradford.
Gary was born February 26, 1937 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Lloyd B and Annabell (Park) Harper. He went to school in Twin Falls, and at the age of 17, entered the United States Air Force. Gary spent 10 years with the Air Force, during the Korean War, as an aircraft electrician, before being honorably discharged. He was honored by the Hospice Veteran’s Partnership of Ohio sponsored by the Korean War Veteran’s Association on July 24, 2019 with the Flag, pins and certificates.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Georgia Ann (Haney) Harper; and two sons, Gary Lloyd Harper in 2003 and Craig Harper in 1962. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rosalee (Wood) Harper; three sons, David Harper of Dayton, Timothy & Sarah Harper of Union, Richard & Teresa Harper of Raleigh, NC; step-daughter, Jody Flynn of Huber Heights; step-son, Edward & Renee Elliott of Greenville; 13 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He loved them all very much and looked forward to their calls and visits.
Gary was a truck driver for over 50 years with over 5,000,000 miles accident free, for which he was honored. He had worked for Tuente Trucking, Osgood and United Parcel Service. He was also an avid camper. Gary donated his body to Wright State Medical School.
Memorial Services will be held July 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Bradford Community Club, 149 Miami Avenue, Bradford, OH 45308 with Chaplain Ed Ellis officiating.
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