March 29, 1967 - September 4, 2021
Kevin Davis Harper was born in Dallas, Texas to Judi Johnson and Gary Bigham. An outgoing and athletic child, it was clear early on that he would be a team player and a team leader throughout his life, personally and professionally. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1989, Kevin molded young athletes and students as a math teacher and basketball coach at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas and as a personal trainer.
In 1996 Kevin moved to Colorado to serve at-risk youth as a part of The Dale House ministry in Colorado Springs, and it is at the Dale House where he met another youth counselor, Gretchen Borg, who became the love of his life. They married in October 1997.
Kevin took his passion for service and his ability to relate to others into the financial arena, working as a financial planner for Primerica in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas until 2021. He loved helping others see a bright future and assisting them in making dreams a financial reality.
Kevin and Gretchen lived in Colorado for 25 years before moving to Texas in July 2021. They enjoyed investing in people, traveling and building a business together. In 2011 and again in 2012 the Lord blessed Kevin and Gretchen with opportunities to adopt two sons, Jacob and Bentley; the boys were 4 years old and 18 months, respectively. Two amazing people became a family of four, and Kevin was never happier. Kevin was a loving and exceptional husband and father.
Kevin made the most of every opportunity to teach and mold his two sons, instilling in them what it meant to be a strong, Christ-like man. In 2020, Kevin began taking many of the ideas that he was sharing with his own sons to the internet, starting a podcast to encourage other men to be Bad Ass Dads like him. Still a true coach at heart, Kevin enjoyed coaching Jacob's football team and Bentley's basketball team. Over the last several years Kevin took up Jiu Jitsu and enjoyed training with many friends from the Denver area law enforcement community.
Kevin Davis Harper is preceded in death by his mother Judi Johnson and his grandmother Genevieve Eiserman, who raised him. He is survived by his wife Gretchen and sons Jacob and Bentley, brother Jason Davis, father and step mother Gary and Candy Bigham, sister and brother-in-law Ashley and Jason Lenamond, sister Shelly Bigham, brother Jeremy Bigham, cousin Jenie Sykora and her husband Danny, and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.
Published by Denver Post on Sep. 16, 2021.