ExRay Harper

ExRay Harper

ExRay Harper, 96, of Warren, formerly of the Rock Springs community in Drew County, went to be with his Lord October 21, 2020, at home.

He was born May 4, 1924, in Rock Springs to the late Carl Maxwell and Ada Bell Weatherford Harper.

He was a retired building contractor and was a long-time member of the Drew Central School Board. He was a former recipient of the Drew Central Distinguished Service Award as well as a member of the Drew Central Alumni Hall of Fame. He was an excellent provider for his family who he loved with his whole heart. He was a member of the Rock Springs United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of seventy-one years, Mary Oleta Harper; three brothers, Harold, Billy, and Ira Dean Harper; and one sister, Peggy Jasay.

Survivors include four sons, Bobby Ray Harper and wife Renee of Glendale, Max Harper and wife Glenda of Camden, Mark Harper and wife Dennie of Deer, and Warren Harper and wife Rhonda of Locust Bayou; three daughters, Judy Gibson and husband Sam of Warren, Joyce Lee of Little Rock, and Jenny Stone and husband Matt of Camden; seventeen grandchildren, Kim Glenn, Chris Harper, Lillie Herring, Chad Gibson, Michele Jenkins, Melissa McCready, Melanie Burton, Hugh Harper, Mary Lambert, Matthew Harper, Adam Harper, Kelly Garner, Mason Stone, Hillary Veazey, Daniel Harper, Bill Harper, and Nathan Harper; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is Friday, October 23, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
in Monticello.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 24, at 3 p.m. at the Rock Springs Cemetery on Rock Springs Road in Drew County.

Memorials may be made to:
Rock Springs Cemetery
c/o Gail Doss
885 Rock Springs Rd
Wilmar, AR 71675

Rock Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund
c/o Gail Doss
885 Rock Springs Rd
Wilmar, AR 71675