John D. Harpole Jr., 60, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Harpole Sr., and a sister, Donna Harpole Bishop Taylor. John was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, and a 1973 graduate of Colonial Heights High School. He was a sports fanatic, enjoying NASCAR racing, wrestling, basketball, and was a member of the "chain gang" for the Colonial Heights football games, as a volunteer for the Athletic Department.

He is survived by his mother, Mabel L. Harpole of Colonial Heights; his sister, Kathy Wilcox of Florida; a niece, Kristine Wilcox; two nephews, Lloyd C. Bishop III and Noah Wilcox; and a great-niece, Sierra Bishop.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Fred Adkins officiating. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital of Richmond, 2924 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23220.

Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index from May 18 to May 19, 2013