Kevin Harper
1967 - 2021
Conroe Funeral Directors
1504 N Thompson St
Conroe, TX
Harper, Kevin
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.
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Special person. I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin at our gym in Parker many years ago. We often talked about our kids and sports. He will be missed. Rest in peace!
steve gruenler
September 24, 2021
Gretchien, I just found out about Ken today and my heart goes out to you and the boys, his parents and so many others. He was a very special man always seeking to encourage others and share the depth of his faith. I pray you all take care of yourselves and find comfort in the memories you shared together.
Karen Sheffer
September 21, 2021
Gretchen, I only just heard of your loss, and I am heartbroken for you and your boys. What a horrible loss, I am so very, very sorry. Having spent time with you and seeing the magnificent woman you are, I have no doubt that you will take those sweet boys and raise them in the love of Christ, even as Kevin did. I am so sad for you, and you will be in my prayers and my heart. Love you Gretchen, so very much. May God bless you and I know that our kind and gentle Heavenly Father will wrap you up in his arms as well.
Peggy osborn
September 21, 2021
I still cannot believe you are gone Kevin. You will be missed, but I know you are in heaven. I wish Gretchen, Jacob, and Bentley my warmest heartfelt condolences for their loss. Kevin, you were and always will be an inspiration.
Jason Millage
September 20, 2021
Gretchen and boys - praying for you during this time. Kevin was always so friendly and loving and funny. Even though I only knew him a short time, he made an impact. He is home now -with the Lord and that is a joyous reunion. Praying for peace during this time - the Lord comforts the broken hearted. May you feel the peace abundantly
Patty Adair
September 19, 2021
Kevin, Gretchen, Jacob and Bentley have only been our backyard neighbors for a few weeks when he became ill. We would just like everyone to know that we were/are so grateful they are here with us and we will always be here to help Gretchen and the boys. One thing my husband said when we learned of Kevin's passing, "Kevin was a man I really was excited to know." So we have been listening to the podcast and will continue to get to know this lovely man who brought his family to Texas.
Donald and Teri Davis
September 17, 2021
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