of Shirley, AR
July 3, 1929 - January 6, 2023
Winfred Gerald Harper, 93, of Shirley, Arkansas was born on July 03, 1929 to the late Johnny and Mary (Ramsey) Harper in Shirley, Arkansas and passed from this life on January 6, 2023 in Clinton. Gerald owned and operated the Exxon Station in Shirley for almost 40 years.He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years, Olive "Ollie" Harper and a son-in-law, Walter Bradley.Left to cherish his memory are one daughter, Kathy Bradley of Burns, Tennessee; one son, Jim Harper of Shirley, Arkansas; two granddaughters, Heather Bradley of Burns, Tennessee and Amber Holt (Eddie) of Burns, Tennessee; five great grandchildren, Dalton, Sam, Shelby, Ellie, Jack Harper; other relatives and many friends.Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 07, 2023 at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 08, 2023 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Deckleman officiating. Shawn Burgess will be providing the special music.Pallbearers include Benton Berry, Donald Berry, Brian Berry, Johnny Trujillo, Jed Privitt and Sam McGlasson.Honorary Pallbearers include Jeral Brown, James Little, Lenny Bradford, Stan Goodnight, Ronnie Jones, Shane Harper, David Delk and Buddy Brown.Special friends of mention are Darla Privitt, Helen Brown, Kay Berry and Sandra Berry.To express online condolences please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
I am so sad to read of Gerald’s passing. I was taken back to my school days in Shirley with Mrs. Harper (Ollie) being my Home Ec. Teacher and when she talked about Gerald she always had a smile on her face and twinkle in her eyes. I miss those days. Jimmy and Kathy I am very sorry and you are in my prayers.
So sorry to hear of your dad's death. I just saw the obit today. Prayers for you and you family.
Jimmy and Kathy so very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. We were out of town when we heard but would have loved to have visited with you Kathy. Haven’t seen you in years. Please take care and know our thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Kathy, it has been along time since I have seen you. But I remember your dad always trying to help everyone at his station, me included. I so grateful to have known your mom and dad. They made Shirley a better place to live. Cathy and I are sorry for your loss, but remember that God is faithful in taking care of his children. William and Cathy Henson
A great friendly man. Rest in pease dear man. You will be missed
I am sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Gerald. I will miss seeing him and talking to him I always talked to him at homecoming! He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a large part of Shirley and loved by all who knew him!
What a wonderful person. Was always happy to see you and share a story. Was always proud to share his garden. Was sure proud to call Shirley his home and to share stories from time gone by.
I remember Mr. Harper, Gerald as a kind and gentle man. Always willing to help out someone in need.He is part of history of Shirley, Arkansas. May his memory and legacy live on.
Jimmy,We are sorry to hear of your loss. I have lots of memories of talking to him when I was a teenager growing up in Shirley. Prayers for you and your family.Melanie
So sorry Gerald was such a sweet man. My Husband always thought of him as if he was another brother. Gerald you will be missed. We all love you
RIP Uncle Gerald. In memory and honor of Gerald Harper I want to say how much you were loved by all including my Dad, Jack Finton. As a child I remember you having fun trading and swapping beagles and automobiles. You both had the best of times together. When I think of you I think of what a n example you were to all men. Your love of family, your work ethics and your love for Aunt Ollie and your children and grandchildren as well as all family. When I watched the movie, The Notebook I saw you and your love for Aunt ollie. You never left her side. You lived your entire life as an honorable man and Im proud you were my Uncle. You always surprised me with your sharp mind and I enjoyed the conversations we had the times I visited with you. I know you are reunited with all the ones that have gone before us and that you are watching over the family as we journey on. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. We shall meet again one day. Jim I know how hard it is to deal with the loss of a father and I am praying for peace and strength for you during this time as well as for Cathy, Heather, Amber and the other family members. May God bless you all. With love , Your cousin Lisa Finton Creasey
Thoughts and prayers going out to all of the family! I have a lot good memories as a child growing up in Shirley and one of those was going to his station for dad to get gas and I always got to get a soda pop out of his old coke machine. He always had a big smile on his face! He will be truly missed by many!
I was sad to see Gerald passed. He was such a part of my life growing up in Shirley. Stopping by while walking & having a great cold coke . He was a giver. May he rest in the Lord . I’m happy to have know this man
So sorry for your loss, Gerald was a great person. As running the Riding Stable at Fairfield Bay we did business with Gerald at the station. He will be missed by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Annette
I will always remember you and love you uncle Gerald.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
So sorry for your loss, Gerald was awesome person. As the administrator at Village Gardens I had the opportunity to visit with him a lot we all love this man and will miss him dearly. Prayers for you all, God Bless you all on this journey as you lay your father to rest. RIP my friend will see you in heaven someday.🙏🙏
I’ll never forget you
What a great guy. A memory to all that make Shirley their home. Loved and will be missed by many. Prayers going out to all the loved ones he leaves behind. A true piece of Shirley history. His memory will go on forever.
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the families.
Sorry for your loss. Wish we could be there for you. Love ya all.