Funeral services for Mr. Gary Lynn Harper will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with Bro. Joey Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.
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Gary Lynn Harper was born in Bastrop on November 25, 1954 to the union of Willie Ray Harper and Versie Duplissey Harper. He passed away, surrounded by his family, on March 27, 2014 at his home in Bastrop. Gary was preceded in death by his father and a great-nephew, Pryor Wrigley Akin.
Gary was the water operator for Water Works #1 in Bastrop. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, riding motorcycles and cheering on the LSU Tigers to victory. His greatest love on earth was his family and the time he spent with them and his friends. A loyal friend, Gary was a man of his word. He was always someone you could count on. If anyone ever needed help, Gary was always there.
Gary is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra Harper of Bastrop; his two children, Jennifer Hughes of Bastrop and Brian Harper of Monroe; and two grandsons, Cameron Hughes and Colby Hughes. He is also survived by his mother, Versie Harper of Bastrop; a sister, Beverly Akin of Moore, Okla.; brother, Ronnie Harper of Bastrop; a special friend and co-worker, Patty Aulds; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Serving as pallbearers are Ted Grimes, Tony Knight, Marvin Bolding, Danny Courson, Shane Reynolds and Steve Yarbrough. Honorary pallbearer is Ray Wilkerson.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Mar. 28 to Mar. 30, 2014