of Little Rock, AR
April 24, 1941 - March 13, 2013
Dennis Harper, age 71, of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 13, 2013. He was dearly loved by his wife, Joy Graham Harper; his daughters, Kendra Vondran, Susan Baldwin, Dianne McCormick and Kim Ezel; and sons-in-law, Andy Vondran, Chris Baldwin and Chad McCormick. He had ten grandchildren who adored him, Harper, Abby, Preston and Meg Vondran, Carter, Cole, Ben and Mimi Baldwin, Olivia Harper and Tyler McCormick, all of Little Rock. Two sisters, Ollie Godwin (Neal) of Nashville, AR, Polly Harper of Atlanta, GA; brother, Fred Harper (Patsy) of Nashville, AR; mother-in-law, Margaret Graham; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends who greatly admired him.He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel and Irene Harper of Nashville, and his father-in-law, Luter Graham. Dennis owned Harper Marketing Company and managed rental properties. He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church.Dennis enjoyed life to the fullest. He was passionate about working hard and spending time with his family. He loved his large, close extended family and the many blessings they brought to his life. He will be forever missed by those that love and knew him. A celebration of Dennis' life will be held Monday, March 18, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at Fellowship Bible Church, 1401 Kirk Road, Little Rock, AR. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. A private family interment service will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 6700 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72209, (501)376-4434.
Joy and girls,We were so sorry to hear about Dennis. He will be greatly missed.Our prayers go out to you all as you seek comfort from the Greatest Comforter, Jesus Christ.
So sad to hear of the passing of our good friend , Dennis. So many good memories of growing up together. Love and prayers to Joy, Freddy, Ollie and Polly and the rest of the family.Our Sympathy to all. David & Sheila
Sending my deepest heartfelt sympathy during this time of loss. The one thing that I will always remember about Mr. Harper, is the love that he had for his family. The world is darker now, but heaven has gained an incredible light.
Joy, Kendra , Susan & Diane, My heart is broken because I wasn't able to come to my sweet Uncle Dennis' funeral today . I'm sooo sorry for your loss ! Our whole family has lost a very special man . The pain & void of losing someone you are so close to & love so much is hard & like nothing you've ever had to experience ... But God will comfort y'all & give you a quiet peace , I promise ! I loved him vey much & will miss him . You guys are on my heart & in my prayers ... I love you all . Kim Harper Kidd
Kendra, I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Dennis always made me smile and I have such wonderful memories of our times on Breckenridge Drive! He was a very special man, son, husband, father, grandfather and friend!
Dear ones....Deacon and I were so very sorry to hear of your great loss, as well as our loss also. I knew you all were very special to Deacon, but you have always lovingly embraced me, so you became special to me as well. We will forever remember Dennis's humor and magnetic smile, just as we pray for you now that God will wrap His loving arms around all of you to grant you healing, comfort and peace. Our love, Ann & Deacon
Mr. Harper was such a kind and nice man. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Love you Dee
My prayers are with all of you. My dear Chad & Tyler are so lucky to have had Mr. Harper as part of their life. He left them with many wonderful memories and they are blessed to have spent time with him.
We are heartbroken. We will truly miss Dennis. He made such an impact on us in the short time we knew him. Lake life will not be the same without his presence. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joy and family. Scott & Robin
I'm very sorry for your lose. I haven't seen Dennis since we were kids. We went to the Lewis family reunions in Ozan . My father, Olin Lewis, and Irene were first cousins.
I was sorry to hear about Dennis. We were cousins. Irene Lewis Harper and my father, Olin Lewis were first cousins. As kids ,we all had wonderful times at the Lewis Reunion in Ozan. I will be keeping you in my prayers. Jo Carolyn (Lewis) Mercer
We were saddened to read about Dennis. Sending our sincere sympathy.
Joy and Family,Dennis was a great friend and I still remember my kids asking if Dennis would be at church (looking for candy that Dennis always provided). Heal through your faith in God and the great memories of Dennis. The family is in my prayers.
Dear Harper Family,We will be praying for you all during this very difficult time. So sorry we will miss the service due to travel.
We will all miss Dennis Harper! Always enjoyed seeing and visiting with him at his grandchildren's sporting events. Dennis was always upbeat and encouraging to those around him. Harper, Abby, Preston, and Meg are fortunate to have the special times and memories with with their grandfather.The Munsons are praying for the Vondran and Harper families on your loss.
Sorry to hear about Dennis. Growing up with him and his family in Nashville he will be missed. God Bless.
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Dennis. He was a special classmate and fellow Scrapper. My prayers are with all of his family, especially my friends Ollie and Polly. May God comfort you all during this time.
Thinking of you and your family and know that God will see you through.God Bless you, Jane and Steve Fisher
I'm so sorry for your loss and your pain! God bless, julie
I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Dennis Harper. I am saddened by his passing for Dennis was my first boyhood hero as he was an All-State Tailback for the Nashville Scrappers. I last saw him in 2003 at the Scrapper reunion for Coach Dwight Jones. Dennis Harper was one of the good guys. He always had a smile. My prayers will be with his family.
i am so sorry to here about dennis. he was a great friend and i will miss him. my prayers go out to the family.
Dear Joy, so sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. We will all miss his smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. Chet & Vicki
I'm really going to miss Dennis. He gave me my first job in the candy business. He was more than an employer becasue he treated me like family. Even though he had retired, we had kept in touch and I'll miss the stories he would tell about his life as a candy salesman.
Kendra we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying God gives you and your family strenghth and peace during this difficult time.
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Tom and I both will be keeping you in our prayers.
I am praying for the whole Harper family!! I sure did love the candy man!! What a wonderful man he was!! I will miss him as so many will!!! I love you all!!
All I have to say is what a sweet man he was! Great family and great person! You will be missed!
My family and I are keeping you all in our prayers. Love you Susan.
Joy and girls, Ron and I have been praying for you in these past few days and know that only God can bring you comfort. Dennis has always been a kind man with sweet words and sparkling eyes when he talked. He was always asking questions about our kids and was interested in others. What a loss for all of his family and friends, but what joy in knowing that he will be waiting to see all of you in heaven. We love your family! Ron and Ellen
I missed Dennis at the Farr Shores POA Meeting last Saturday. We all missed him! He was so generous with his time and talent. Such a friend and neighbor-My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. I know Dennis will continue his "projects" in heaven.Catherine ChaumontFarr Shores POA Board Member
Joy and family -I am so sorry to hear about Dennis and want you to know that I am praying for you. As you know, I can certainly understand some of what you are dealing with but I can also assure you that God is gracious and sufficient for these times. May you be flooded with great memories!
It just won't be the same around Farr Shores without Dennis. He was such a sweet and friendly neighbor. Bob and I are blessed to have known him. Our prayers are with Joy, Kentra, and all the family. He will be missed. Bob and Freida Gipson.
What a wonderful man Mr. Harper was! I am so incredibly sorry for your loss and will be praying for you all through these difficult days. I love you all.Amy Foster
Diane and family-- my deepest sympathy during this difficult time for you.