OZARK…. Mr. Noah J. Harper, a resident of Dean Church Road, Ozark, died Monday morning, November 5, 2018 at his home. He was 91.
Homegoing services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in the Earl Bankston Memorial Chapel with Pastor Douglas Cosby officiating. Graveside services, with full military honors, will follow in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Harper was born August 18, 1927 to his parents, Noah P. Harper and Rochie Canada both of Dale County, Alabama. Noah was one of thirteen children. He gave his life to Christ at an early age and later became a Deacon at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, while residing in Lawton, OK. He joined the military in 1944 where he served until his retirement in 1972. Mr. Harper met and married his wife, Ruth Green in 1952 and as a result of their union, they had one child, Diane M. Harper in 1966. Following his military retirement and trying several different job options, he became a paint contractor in which he was able to flourish in this capacity.
He leaves behind one sister, Mrs. Mollie Brinson, Ozark; one daughter, Diane M. Harper, Skipperville; four grandchildren, Valencia N. Harper, Skipperville; Bobby D. Green, Ryshawn M. Green, and Ciera S. Green, all of Ozark; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mae Lou Harper and Mrs. Brenda Harper, both of Ozark; a host of nieces and nephews.
Granddaddy I know I've told you time and time again how blessed we are to have you in our life. Although I knew one day you would have to leave us I wasn't mentally ready. Monday November 5 2018 my heart broke when I received the bad news. On the other hand I was happy to know you no longer have to hurt and can be free with our father in heaven. He really gained a special angel this time.save us a seat and don't let grandma h-hack ya lol let everyone know that the G.O.B has finally made it home. I am honored to carry the Harper name. I would say bye but I plan on setting you again one day so see you later love always
Valencia HarperOzark, AL
You will truly be missed.
Bobbie Harper RandolphColumbus, GA
You will be greatly missed. I will never forget the trip to Colorado when you took us to the top of Pike's Peak, when you visited us when we were stationed in Louisiana, the fresh figs you brought when we were in Ozark and your timely words of wisdom. May you rest in peace.
Orester J. (Jerry) Harper, Jr.PHOENIX, AZ
RIP Mr. Noah. You will be sincerely missed. You and Mrs. Harper were fine people.
Sheila E. Caraway WilliamsOzark, AL
We were truly saddened by the news of the loss of your beloved family member. Our prayers of Strength and Peace are for your family during this time of bereavement. Rev.Ronald/Sharon Haynes. (Neighbor).
Rev. Ronald & Sharon HaynesOzark, AL