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
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Feb. 27, 2015.