Freddie H. Harper (1932 - 2012)

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Freddie H. Harper

AGE: 79 • Neptune

Freddie H. Harper, 79, of Neptune, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. He was born May 13, 1932 in Atlanta, GA to Rebecca and Alton Harper, Sr.

He enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 18. He was a decorated Vietnam Veteran (two tours) with 26 years of service. His tours of duty took him throughout the United States and other overseas assignments.

He was predeceased by his parents,3 sisters, and 3 brothers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Jimmie L. Harper of Neptune, NJ; 2 daughters, Vernell (Herbert) Grooms and Gladys Harper both of Atlanta, GA; stepson, Darrell (Lorine) Alston of Woodbridge, VA; 1 sister, Frankie Glenn; 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews of Atlanta, GA and friends.

Visiting hours will be from 10 am Saturday, February 25 until time of the service at 11 am at St. Stephens A.M.E. Zion Church, 1001 Springwood Ave, Asbury Park. Interment will be in Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. James H. Hunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 23, 2012
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