Herbert "Herb" Harper, Jr.

May 30, 1926May 8, 2022
Obituary of Herbert "Herb" Harper, Jr.
Herbert Harper, 95, of Evansville, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022. He was born on May 30, 1926 in Butler County, Kentucky to Herbert and Eddith (Hunt) Harper. Herb was a WWII U.S. Army veteran and was proud to have flown to Washington D.C. on the 2nd Honor Flight. He retired from SIGECO at the age of 55 where he was a control operator. After retirement, he and his wife, Marilee, owned and operated Harper Manufacturing for 25 years, where they made Erie Dearie fishing lures. He was a member of Washington Avenue Church of Christ since 1985 and loved the Bible. Herb was a Kentucky Colonel and historian. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, singing, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters; 4 brothers; son, Mark Harper; daughter, Jennifer Harter; and grandson, Jason Hoffman. Herb is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilee (Ennis) Harper; daughters, Jacqueline Rico and Joy Alldredge (Tony); grandchildren, Amanda Monroe, Rachel Patrick (Trey), Karla Hoffman, Tyler Harter (Tiffany), and Bryce and Max Alldredge; great-grandchildren, B’Jai, Elijah, and Billie Grace. Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Alexander East Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the funeral home with Alan Bush officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park where military rites will be conducted. Memorial contributions can be made to Western Kentucky Youth Camp, 301 Youth Camp Road, Marion, Kentucky 42064.

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  • Marilee (Ennis) Harper Wife
  • Jacqueline Rico Daughter
  • Joy Alldredge (Tony) Daughter
  • Amanda Monroe Grandchild
  • Rachel Patrick (Trey) Grandchild
  • Karla Hoffman Grandchild
  • Tyler Harter (Tiffany) Grandchild
  • Bryce Alldredge Grandchild
  • Max Alldredge Grandchild
  • B'Jai Great Grandchild
  • Elijah Great Grandchild
  • Billie Grace Great Grandchild
  • Mark Harper Son (deceased)
  • Jennifer Harter Daughter (deceased)
  • Jason Hoffman Grandson (deceased)
  • Herbert M. Harper, Sr. Father (deceased)
  • Lilly Eddith (Hunt) Harper Mother (deceased)

  • Steve Dalp Pallbearer
  • Bryce Alldredge Pallbearer
  • Max Alldredge Pallbearer
  • Tyler Harter Pallbearer
  • Bob Shirel Pallbearer
  • Kenneth Simpson Pallbearer
  • B'Jai Watson Honorary Pallbearer
  • Elijah Watson Honorary Pallbearer

Past Services

Thursday, May 12, 2022


Friday, May 13, 2022

Funeral Service

Friday, May 13, 2022