Andre "Butch" Harper
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ANDRE "BUTCH" HARPER Andre "Butch" Harper, humanitarian and philanthropist, joins his wife of 45 Years on February 21, 2015 at the age of 72. He is survived by his four children: David Harper, Michelle Harper, Cheryl Bender, Danielle Wilt, and 8 grandchildren. Butch is known for his kindness and generosity, his inclination to increase the well being of human kind by charitable aid or donations, and his compassion and love for his fellow man. Butch created the "Act of Kindness" award, and "Smiles Across Pahrump". He made collages of patches from first responders and placed them in children's hospitals around the country. He received the nickname "Patches" because of this. Butch then became the conduit for those in the community who wanted to donate their time and resources to those in need but didn't know what direction to turn. He created the "Act of Kindness" award to recognize those who had been giving so much of themselves. The award was given to locals and around the world to Aurora Colo., Prescott Ariz., and Newtown, Conn. during their times of tragedy. It even made its way to a soldier in Afghanistan. He spent his own money on travel, for the awards and collages, but gave credit to the citizens of Pahrump. He was and "Act of Kindness" reporter for KPVM TV, News 46, & K-ACE Country Radio. Butch wanted to make sure that everyone knew about the loving people we had in our town. The public is invited to attend The Andre Butch Harper Memorial service Saturday, February 28th at 11am at the Pahrump Nugget Events Center. To help keep Andre "Butch" Harper's dream and his memory alive, Call KPVM TV to donate to the Act of Kindness Award. Go to Andre Butch Harper's Volunteer Corp. on Facebook to help others who are in need. If you are in need please contact us on Facebook or call KPVM TV at 727-9400 ext 201


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Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Feb. 27, 2015.
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March 22, 2015
this MAN did so much for others and community he will be greatly missed
jerry carrington
March 14, 2015
My heart goes out to patches family it was always a joy to see him at work and wait on him he always brightened my day .cc
March 3, 2015
Rest in peace grandpa!
Kira Wilt
March 2, 2015
Uncle Butch I will really miss you I know you are now with the rest of the family in Heaven,your sister( my mom)Mary and Grandma and Grandpa were waiting for you with Jesus,you will be missed.
Susan Smith Harris
March 2, 2015
I was very happy to hear that my Uncle was so active in the lives of others. I had not seen, nor heard from him for at least 40 yrs. & wished I knew more of him, but I am thankful he knew, and did things for other, my mother would have been very happy to have known this about her brother, so RIP Uncle Butchy, I know Heaven was waiting for you with open arms, God Bless my Cousins who has the opportunity to carry on his legacy.
Michael Smith
February 28, 2015
I live in San Diego but I met Patches last summer while I was visiting my best friend. He was sitting at the video poker machine next to mine. I;m glad I met him and had a chance to give him a hug and to tell him how I admired his gift of love to all the sick children. The world needs more people like him....R.I.P.
February 27, 2015
We have known Butch for the past 15 years. He has done so much for others without asking for anything in return. He will be greatly missed. Love Ron and Candace Hayes
February 27, 2015
butch will be missed a friend for 14 years well friend rest in peace
george ferrin
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