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Henry Leroy Harper

November 30, 1936 — March 24, 2024

Quitman,Texas

Henry Leroy Harper

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Henry Leroy Harper. 87 of Quitman, Texas passed away on March 24, 2024, at the Hospice of East Texas Homeplace in Tyler, Texas.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 11:00 AM in the First Assembly of God, Quitman, Texas with Pastor Ken Otwell officiating. Burial will follow at the Myrtle Springs Cemetery. The Harper family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, from 6 until 8:00 PM at Lowe-Gardner Funerals and Cremations, 1102 E. Goode Street, Quitman, Texas.

Leroy was born on November 30, 1936, in Picher, Oklahoma to Henry Clinton Harper and His wife Edith Mae (White) Harper. He was a United States Navy Veteran and additionally served in the United States Army and was a Paratrooper and served with the Special Forces. In 1970, Leroy married Virginia Ann Casey. They lived in Garland, Texas for many years and in 1987 made their home in Quitman. He retired from the US Postal Service. Leroy enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, as well as fishing and reading, some of his proudest memories, however, are those of a Golden Glove Boxing Champion in 1954 while serving on the USS Intrepid.

Henry Leroy Harper is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia; his daughter Lana and her husband Aaron Lewis of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Debra Leann Harper of Quitman, grandchildren, Aston and Hannah Chance and Izaak and Lindsey Chance, great-grandchildren BaeLynn Duff and West Chance, also surviving are niece and nephews, and many friends along with his church family.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Robert Earl Harper, and his granddaughter Bethany Lynn Bailey.

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Visitation

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations

1102 E. Goode St., Quitman, TX 75783

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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