April 9, 1926 - April 3, 2013 BETHANY David Harold Knippers, 86, was born on April 9, 1926. He went to be with his Lord on April 3, 2013 after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. C.C. Knippers and Dona Lockwood; brothers, Cecil, Ottis, Shural, Raymond and Aussie Knippers, and Raymond Parker; and sisters, Dorothy Coburn and Lore Lee Dunkin. Harold married Juanita McPherson on December 26, 1947. Harold graduated from Bethany-Peniel College, and received a Master's in Education from Vanderbilt University. He really enjoyed being an educator. Harold is survived by his wife, Juanita, of Bethany; daughter, Beverly Stroud and son-in-law, Rev. Dan Stroud, of Oklahoma City; and many nieces and nephews. Viewing with family present will be Thursday, 6-8pm at Mercer-Adams. Services will be Friday, April 5, 2:00pm at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Apr. 4, 2013