ROBERT EDWARD "BOBBY" HARPER, 81, of Pasadena TX,
went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 26,
2012. Burial was in Bullock Cemetery in Ranger, TX.
Bob was born on Jan. 12, 1931 in Ranger and attended
Ranger High School in the Class of 1948. He retired
as store manager of J.C. Penney's Almeda Mall store
after a 35 year career. He served as company commander
in the Army Reserves, & President of the South Houston
Rotary Club. He was president of many retail merchant
associations throughout his career.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Annie
Harper, sister, Marie Harper Boney (RHS-1947), and
brother, Fred Harper (RHS-1953).
At the time of his death, he is survived by his loving
and caring wife of 61 years, Verna. He is also survived
by his son, "Robert" Terry, daughter, Debi McMillian
and husband Wayne, grandchildren, Dorothy Harper, Dustin
McMillian and wife Ashley, Ashlee McMillian Hardy and
husband Tyler, "Robert" Cody McMillian and by two great-
grandchildren, Ethan and Graham "Robert" Hardy, brothers
Tom Harper (RHS-1954) and Bill Harper (RHS-1951), sister,
Barbara Harper Thompson (RHS-1956) and a huge extended
"Poppie" as the grandkids called him, was the most amazing,
kind, loving, giving, selfless person you could meet. He
exhibited the purest servant heart always putting everyone
in front of himself. He was dedicated to the love of his
life Verna and their marriage was a true example to all
of what a marriage should be. He loved his family and all
that knew him loved him.