of Wooster, AR
December 28, 1947 - October 20, 2021
John Paul Harper, 73, of Wooster, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at his home. Mr. Harper was born Sunday, December 28, 1947 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, to the late Johnnie Doyle Harper and Janie Pauline Lowrence Harper.John served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and served in the Air National Guard for thirty-three years. Mr. Harper worked as a Wildlife Officer for the Arkansas Department of Game and Fish for thirty-one years, a career he loved. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Wooster, Arkansas. John loved hunting, fishing, camping, taking trips to Colorado panning for gold, and spending time with grandchildren.Left to cherish his memory are; his loving wife of fifty-one years, Linda Diane Harper; son, Clint Lane Harper (Jennifer) of Wooster, Arkansas; three daughters, Paula Diane Masters-Stacks of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Jill Ann Tedford (Lee) of Conway, Arkansas, Kim Lynn Burgin (Jay) of Greenbrier, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Kelsie Masters, Ashton Harper, Hudson Harper, Aspen Lynbarger, Carter Tedford, Knox Burgin, Bentley Tedford, John Dawson Burgin; brother, James Harper (Judy) of Conway, Arkansas; sister, Janelle Helbling (Michael) of Panama City, Florida and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.Mr. Harper was preceded in death by his parents.Funeral Services for Mr. Harper will be Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Wooster, Arkansas, at 11am. Visitation will be one hour prior. Interment will follow at Republican Cemetery in Greenbrier, Arkansas. Brother Keith Hicks will officiate. Pallbearers will be Lee Tedford, Jay Burgin, Brad Harper, Ronnie Harper, Justin Harper, and Jared Kersey. Honorary pallbearers will be; Steve Crump, Hoot Gibson, Gary Wallace, and Junior Kersey.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wooster, Arkansas
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I am sending condolences and prayers for my cousin's family. May he rest in peace.
To Diane and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. With love Carmen and Family.
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for family.
All of my prayers and love to you guys! I missed seeing John, nearly everyday, at the post office those months before I moved on. And I'm sad I'll be at work and can't pay my respects now. But my thoughts are with all of you! 💙
John was great to work with. Always available, always helpful. A credit to Fish and Game and Law Enforcement. I know with his passing there’s a void. I will be paying for his family. God Bless them in this difficult time.
Sorry for you loss, prayers for you Jill and your family.
I am saddened to hear of John’s passing. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We are lifting the family up in prayer during this time of loss.
I have lots of special memories of going to visit my cousin John Paul and his family! I am so so sorry for your loss! I know your heart is hurting! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!
WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JOHN'S PASSING. DURING HIS LIFETIME HE INFLUENCED MANY, MANY PEOPLE - INCLUDING MYSELF - IN A POSITIVE WAY AND HE WILL CERTAINLY BE MISSED DAILY. THE THINGS HE SHARED WITH US AND TAUGHT US AND THE SOUND ADVICE HE GAVE WILL CONTINUE WITH EACH OF US THROUGHOUT OUR DAYS HERE. THANKS JOHN, WISH I HAD TOLD YOU SOONER.
So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
So sad to hear of John's passing. I have such fond memories of him when, as a kid, I would spend time with Aunt Pauline and Uncle JD. May his memory always be a blessing. Love and condolences to his family during this difficult time.
Diane and family..I'm so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and keep you in his love and care..you are all in my prayers!. Love you all
Kim, we are so sorry for the loss of your Dad! Praying for you and your family for the coming days!
You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.