In the early 70's, I had the privilege of working for and getting to know Mr. Harper from Great Valu Supermarkets in Hollywood. What a great man to have as a manager and as a role model for a young man just beginning a career in the supermarket business. Always impeccably dressed and ran his stores the same way. He treated everyone with respect. Always the first one in and the last manager to leave in the evening. He spoke often about is wife and family and the love he had for them. His strong Christian character shining through. I know that Mr. Harper (even though he asked me to call him Tillman in later years but never felt comfortable with due to the respect I had for him) had a strong influence on me over the years. I'm sure I speak for all the people that worked with and knew him . My heart goes out to the family today.