James William "J. W." Harper

Posted 9/9/22

James William “J.W.” Harper, 88, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, at NHC Lewisburg.

He was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late James Murray and Beatrix Lurlene …

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James William "J. W." Harper

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James William “J.W.” Harper, 88, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, at NHC Lewisburg.

He was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late James Murray and Beatrix Lurlene Howard Harper. He was a retired Shipping Supervisor for Moon Pencil and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. He served his country during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring from the Air Force.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sadie Harper; sisters, Rachel Norton and Ophelia Horton; and one great-grandchild.

He is survived by his wife, Judi Harper of Lewisburg; son, Duane (Amanda) Harper of Lebanon; daughters, Sandra Harper Clark of Lewisburg and Cindy (Ben) Varnado of Charleston, SC; sister, June (Gene) Cook of Hazel Green; step-daughter, Virginia (Jeff) Smith; and step-son, Andrew Christopher (Linda) Allen. Eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 4, 2022, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home and burial followed in Sunset Park.

Visitation with the family began Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, from 4 until 7 p.m. and continued Sunday from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tennessee Children’s Home, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

London Funeral Home and Crematory assisted the family with the arrangements.