JW Harper, beloved husband, father and grandfather, entered his Heavenly home on July 29, 2013 after a brief illness. JW was born on March 5, 1922 in Saline, Louisiana.
JW was a proud veteran of the United States Army during World War II. While serving his country as a military police officer, he was stationed in Galveston, Texas. There, he met and married his wife, Dorothy Marie Hubbard.
After serving in the military, he worked for Exxon for 35 years until retiring in 1984. His love for others and for the church was shown throughout his everyday life. He was an active member and deacon of Willow Meadows Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.
JW is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Marie Harper; his son Thomas W. Harper and his wife Johnnie; his granddaughter Tisha Harper Krause; and his great granddaughters, Alexandria and Katelyn Krause.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024. Graveside Services will be Friday, August 2, 2013 at 10:00 am at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine Drive, Houston, Texas 77055.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Willow Meadows Baptist Church, 4300 West Bellfort Drive, Houston, Texas 77035 www.wmbc.org.