HARPER, Dennis Earl of Tampa and Orlando, passed away May 16, 2013, at age 72. Dennis, lovingly known as "Uncle Buck' by his nieces and nephews, was a veteran of the United States Air Force, as well as an avid sports fan, especially when it came to the Minnesota Twins. Predeceased by his parents, Walter & Hazel Harper of Tampa; and by his brother-in-law, Dr. Leslie Tav-ares of Brandon. Dennis is survived by his loving sister, Sandra & her husband, Wayne & their children, Richard Huffman & his wife, Kathy, and Scott Huffman; another sister, Paulette Harper Tavares, & her children, Larissa Tavares, and Alex Tavares and his wife, Susan; and his brother, James Harper & his wife, Alice & their children, Vincent Harper & his wife, Leslie, and Marcus Harper. Graveside services will be Thursday, May 23rd, 11 am, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, in Tampa. Stowers Funeral Home www.stowersfh.com
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 22, 2013