David F. Harper

May 24, 1949 - September 20, 2020

David Franklin Harper, 71, of Sour Lake, died Sunday, September 20, 2020. He was born on May 24, 1949, in Texas City, to Jennie Marie Green Harper and Henry Harper.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Harper; son, David Lee Harper and his wife, Ashley, of Kountze; daughter, Cassie Ranee Harper and her husband, Terry Tanton, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Samantha Harper, David Lee Harper, Jr., Colton Wade Harper, and Kamryn Kay Harper; brothers, Bob Harper of San Antonio and Howard Harper of Olive Branch, Mississippi; sister, Norissa Caraway of Spurger; and a host of nieces and nephews.

David is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Naomi Sue Harper and Evelyn Reese; and brother, Harry Harper.

A memorial gathering for Mr. Harper’s family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Mrs. Harper’s residence, 11491 FM 421, Kountze. His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

David graduated from Silsbee ISD, class of 1967. He was a loyal member of IBEW Local 479 for fifty-one years.

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Peggy Bagent Wilkinson

RIP Uncle David.. I always loved coming to your house. All the family reunions. Have a lot of memory's of you riding me around on your bicyle when I was little. I will miss you

Sidney and Holly

You will surely be missed. I will missed our talk at the beach. May God bless your family.

The Moore Family and Sidney

Mr. Harper was a kind man that we enjoyed speaking and spending time with. With lots of hard work, he turned his piece of marsh into a beach getaway. We enjoyed having him as a neighbor down there. We will all miss him.

Randy & Kristy Lovell

Deepest Sympathies to you all

Sandra Harper

Just loved being around Uncle David. He always had stories. He got tickled telling them. Such a wonderful person, a great Daddy, Granddaddy, husband, uncle, brother. You will be missed. Rest in peace. God bless his family. Love and hugs to Aunt Carolyn, David Lee, Cassie. Wish we were together.

Robin Kronk

Uncle David loved to tell stories. He always got tickeled just telling them. We will truly miss him! Prayers for the family

Dudley Lowe

A Great Member of L.U. 479's Rip and Tear Squad..........

Ira and Mary Sue Clubb

Our sincere condolences to the family. RIP David!

John Finley

David was a wonderful person, he would do anything in the world for people. He always had something to talk about, a story to tell. He will be greatly missed. We will see him again soon.

Jake and Stacey Blankenship

David was a great man that we will miss sharing stories with down at the beach. He was very caring and would always ask how our family was doing. Our condolences to his family.

Jimmy and Linda Sachitano

I had the pleasure and honor of working with David when he first got in the apprenticeship. He had lots of energy and lots of humor. He was a good old country boy who was fun to be around and was a hard worker. Jimmy Sachitano

Pamela Harper and Bob Harper

RIP David. We already miss you. You were so fun and funny. Prayers for the family. Love to you David and your family Forever

Kenneth and Isabel Davis

We are so sorry for your loss sis. Knowing David all these years has been rewarding. He was one who I never heard complain about others.always have a smile and was pleasant to be around. I know you 3 will have a lots of pleasantly memories to reflect on as you go forward. Jehovah promises a resurrection in John 5: 28,29 may Jehovah’ comfort you all in this trying time.. we love y’all. Ken and Isabel Davis.

Kenneth and Isabel Davis

We are so sorry for your loss sis. David was a nice fellow is going to be missed but We are so sorry for your loss sis. Carolyn , he was a nice person . ..2 Corinthians 1:3 Jehovah is a God of all comfort we really going to miss Him.. we love y’all . Ken & Isabel Davis

Chris Pickens

omg I can't belive this he was a great man. He will be missed greatly. RIP my brother

Sheila Sachitano

Fred and I are sorry for your loss. I was hoping David would join our IBEW retirees lunches.

Cindy Bates

Carolyn, David and Cassie, I am so very sorry to see this. He was such a great man and I have so many great memories of him. I am praying for you all. ❤️