Pete James Harper
7 February, 1926 – 19 November, 2021
Pete James Harper, age 95, of Mt Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. Pete was born February 7, 1926 in Cowan, TN.
Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Elrose Roberts Harper, parents Pete Gaines Harper and Duel Sisco Harper, brothers William (Laura), Alfred, Leo and son Mark Douglas Harper. Survived by his sister Mary Evelyn Harper Aaron, sons James (Kathy), Anthony (Donna), Michael (Rose+) David and daughter Suzanne (Robby) Visitacion.
As a young boy Pete enjoyed hunting with his brother William and their friends on Mount Eagle. As he grew, he became more involved with sports lettering four times in football.
He was a WWII Vet enlisting in the Navy in April 1944 after turning 18 in February. He became a Gunners Mate on the USS Hank DD 702. Honorably discharged May 4, 1946.
After returning home from the war to Cowan he worked on the Railroad as a Fireman. He met Elrose Roberts in the fall of 1946 and they married Three months later. After the Railroad he worked for Anthony’s Milk Co, Hessey Printing and retiring from Denise Paper Co. In retirement he enjoyed spending time with grandkids, traveling and gardening.
His last residence was Carrick Glen.
Yes, we will miss Pete’s smile, his charm and whit and for you guys his fists bumps, but the joy of his stories of the Navy will be everlasting.
We love you daddy, dad, gampe, granddaddy, Uncle Pete, papa.
A visitation for Pete will be held Friday, November 26, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at St Stephen Catholic Church, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory, TN 37138. A prayer service will occur Friday, November 26, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory, TN 37138. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory, TN 37138. Interment with military honors to follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
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- Elrose Roberts Harper Loving Wife of 56 years (deceased)
- Pete Gaines Harper & Duel Sisco Harper Parents (deceased)
- William Harper (Laura) Brother (deceased)
- Alfred Harper Brother (deceased)
- Leo Harper Brother (deceased)
- Mark Douglas Harper Son (deceased)
- Mary Evelyn Aaron Sister
- James Harper (Kathy) Son
- Kimberly Harper Granddaughter
- Aiden Harper Great Grandchild
- Anthony Harper (Donna) Son
- Jimmy Harper Grandson
- Daniel Harper (Dawn) Grandson
- Tye Harper Great Grandchild
- Ava Harper Great Grandchild
- Eli Harper Great Grandchild
- Michael Harper (Rose+) Son
- David Harper Son
- Suzanne Visitacion (Robby) Daughter
- Jacob Harper (Melanie) Grandson
- Jackson Harper Great Grandchild
- McKenzie Harper Great Grandchild
- Emerson Harper Great Grandchild
- Rowena Harper Granddaughter
- Jennifer Price (Daryl) Granddaughter
- Baylee Price Great Grandchild
- Nathan Price Great Grandchild
- Drew Price Great Grandchild
- Lisa Alston (Joey) Granddaughter
- Logan Alston Great Grandchild
- Gavin Alston Great Grandchild
- Ashton Alston Great Grandchild
- Elizabeth Schrimsher (Greg) Granddaughter
- John Schrimsher Great Grandchild
- Joseph Schrimsher Great Grandchild
- Liam Schrimsher Great Grandchild
- Mary Ayers (Andy) Granddaughter
- Cadence Ayers Great Grandchild
- Phoenix Ayers Great Grandchild
- Josh Harper (Monica) Grandson
- Kaci Harper Great Grandchild
- Brianna Harper Great Grandchild
- Addison Harper Great Grandchild
- Shannon Harper Granddaughter
- Braden Harper Great Grandchild
- Briley Harper Great Grandchild
- Ashley Harper Granddaughter
- Knox Berkey Great Grandchild
Mass of Christian Burial
Final Resting Place
In Memory Of
Pete James Harper
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