Mr. Dan Elwood Harper, age 87, died on November 19, 2012, at Bay Breeze Nursing Home in Gulf Breeze, Florida. |
Born May 11, 1925, in Honeygrove, Texas, Dan was raised in the panhandle of Texas. He enlisted into the United States Navy in 1942 and served in WWII. He later married Marlene Letty Lindsey in 1950, and moved to Clovis, New Mexico. He was employed as an over the road truck driver, Burger Chef Restaurant Manager, and later Swift and Company from which he retired. Post retirement he was an Assistant Manager at Checker Auto Parts. He also ran his own automobile repair shop, "Dan's Automotive" at his residence for many years.
Dan and Marlene were faithful members of Westbrook Baptist Church.
Survivors include his brother, Mac Harper and sister, Betty Skruggs (Bobby) of Amarillo Texas; daughters, Danna Rodriguez of Mary Esther, Florida, with grandsons, Darin Troxel, and Stephen Rodriguez, Andrea Humphreys (David) with granddaughter, Chelsea and grandson, Tyler of Wylie, Texas. He is also survived by grandson, Chance Harper of Mary Esther, Florida, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marlene; sons, Mike (Edna), Mark, and James, Harper; and son-in-law, Guadalupe Rodriguez; his parents, Nell and Normie Harper; brothers, Jerry Harper, and sisters, Tommie Caskey and Billie Woods.
Services will be held in the Steed Todd Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Interment will be at Lawn Havens Memorial Gardens immediately following.
Visitation with the family will be on Friday, November 23, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Steed Todd Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions to the family can be made in care of Steed Todd.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana Blvd. Clovis, New Mexico, (575) 763-5541. You may sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com .
Published in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on Nov. 23, 2012