Raymond Harper

Raymond Earl Harper

Sunday, October 26th, 1930 - Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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Raymond Earl “Ray” Harper, 89, of Dothan, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Wesley Place.

A private graveside service for family and friends will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020 at Harper’s Joy Assembly of God Church Cemetery with Reverend Eddie Littlefield officiating and Glover Funeral Home directing. The family wishes for everyone to remain safe and all masking and social distancing guidelines will be required. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Harper’s Joy Assembly of God Church or a favorite charity.

Mr. Harper was born October 26, 1930 in Houston County to Arther Mitchell and Minnie T. Maddox Harper. He was a 1949 graduate of Cottonwood High School and then enlisted in the U. S. Army. Following his military service, he attended Auburn University and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1956. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma and Pi Mu Epsilon. After his graduation he moved to Tullahoma, Tennessee where he resided for over 60 years. He was a retired Aerospace Consultant Engineer and Manager with Sverdrup at AEDC.

He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Air Force Association and National Management Association. He also volunteered with the Boy Scouts, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VITA and Defensive Driving Instructor, 55 Alive. He was a former commissioner of the Tullahoma Housing Authority.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Harper is predeceased by his wife, Jeannine Carey Harper, brothers, Jack Harper and Don Harper, and sisters, Bernell Averett and Laura Dickerson.

Survivors include a step-daughter and son-in-law, Kristine and Les Britcher of Tullahoma, Tennessee; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur Mitchell Harper, Jr. of Dothan and Fred and Nelda Harper of Milton, FL; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Glover Funeral Home of Dothan has been entrusted with the arrangements. (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook online at
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  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, October 30th, 2020 1:00pm
    Harpers Joy Assembly of God Church Cemetery
    1509 Harpers Joy Road
    DOTHAN, AL 36301
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    Reverend Eddie Littlefield


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Posted at 01:36pm
Papa was the only real grandfather influence in our lives and he helped make our summers with him and Gigi so fun! He taught me to ride a bike, AFTER pulling me out of the ditch on my first try. I learned the value of a well tended garden, and how to use a fishing rod. He never complained about us “playing” Gigi’s organ for hours on end (Maybe that’s when he went to the Legion! Lol. Two favorite memories are him wearing one of those OLD clown masks for Halloween and him bringing home KFC in the bucket for supper. I pray that he and my Gigi are together, sharing a smile. Xo

Kathie Jager

Posted at 04:28pm
I have many fond memories of my Papa. He was always so good to us and we had a lot of fun together. He took us out fishing and we used those squirmy crickets. Gave us huge watermellon slices to eat outside. He helped me stand on top of the woodpile when i was just little. He taught us to ride the moped. He let us pull vegetables in the garden. And many times we caught fireflies out back. There are too many wonderful memoies to list. I sure loved him and will always hold him in my heart. I am thankful for his close family for taking such good care of him, especially these last couple years. Kat

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