August 3, 1951 - May 8, 2021
Willard Donald "Don" Harper (69) of Cape Girardeau, passed away on May 8, 2021, at his residence. He was the loving husband of Ruth Ann (Busch) Harper for forty-four years. Son of the late Willard Wilson Harper and Mary Juanita (Elder) Harper, Don was born in Paducah, Kentucky on August 3, 1951, and later moved to Cape Girardeau. In addition to Ruth, Don is survived by his sons Bobby (Bonnie) Harper, Roy (Shawn) Harper, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and his daughter Candida Harper of Raeford, North Carolina; Grandchildren Ashlea Sullivan, Jonathan (Kelly) Sullivan, Kristen (Jacob) Hand, Robert (Kylie) Wright; Great-Grandchildren Dakota Godwin, Mikaylee Taylor, Logan Hand, Addison Wright, Nora Sullivan, Mya Hand, Owen Sullivan, Grace Wright; and his beloved dog "Floyd". Aside from his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Shirley Buckman, Ardith Harper Dunlap, Raymond, and Larry Buckman, Billy Harper, and his granddaughter Kelly Wright. Don retired as Vice President from Tipton Linen Service after 30 years with the company. Don was also an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3775 and the Cape Girardeau Elks #639. Don will be remembered for his love and enthusiasm for antique clocks. He collected and repaired several hundred during his lifetime. He also enjoyed fishing, barbecues, and being the life of the party. Don lived a full and exciting life, and he leaves behind many friends and family that will miss him dearly. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau and also 9:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday, May 13, 2021. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Memorial contributions may be given to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA, 22202. Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com. Ford and Sons Funeral Home - Mt. Auburn is in charge of arrangements.
Willard Donald "Don" Harper (69) of Cape Girardeau, passed away on May 8, 2021, at his residence. He was the loving husband of Ruth Ann (Busch) Harper for forty-four years. Son of the late Willard Wilson Harper and Mary Juanita (Elder) Harper,... View Obituary & Service Information
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