BILLY EUGENE HARPER, 87, passed away on March 5,
2022. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather
He was born on Aug 11, 1934 in Ranger, TX to G. Edward
Harper & Annie V. Kimmel (RHS-1928). Billy attended
Ranger High School in the Class of 1951. He graduated
from Texas A&M with a Civil Engineering degree and
spent 30 years working with the U.S. Forest Service
in various locations. He was always working on some
type of project to keep his mind and body busy. Billy
& Pearl Seay (RHS-1952) grew up together and were
married for 67 years. Pearl said her mother had
picked him out for her when Billy was 6 months old.
Billy used to say he was doomed from the start and
then laugh and smile at Pearl and hold her hand. His
presence and wry sense of humor will be missed.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; his sisters
Marie Harper Boney (RHS-1947) & Barbara Harper Thompson
(RHS-1956); and brothers Bob Harper (RHS-1948), Fred
Harper (RHS-1953) and Tommy Joe Harper (RHS-1954).
He is survived by his wife Pearl, children Steve (Lonna),
Karen (John) and Kevin (Joyce). His grandchildren Bryan
(Natalie), Tara (Adam), Lisa (Christopher), Nolan (Breelyn),
Shawna (Matthew), Logan (Erin), Kimberly and 12 great-