OBITUARY

Edwin Grierson Harper

March 26, 1949May 10, 2019
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Edwin Grierson Harper of both Nacogdoches, Texas and Lebanon, Missouri passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, in Nacogdoches at the age of 70. He was born March 26, 1949, in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Claiborne and Grace (Edwine) Harper. A United States Army veteran, he served in the Vietnam War.

When Ed took up a hobby, he became single-minded in its pursuit. Tinkering with computers led to a long career in computer programming. From restoring a1973 mustang, learning to paint with Bob Ross, and getting his pilot’s license, Ed was passionate about whatever activity he pursued. Most recently, he and Erin had become full-time RVers to spend more time dry fly-fishing during summers in Missouri. His family will remember him for his eclectic taste in music, childhood stories, and his sense of humor.

Mr. Harper was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Erin Harper; brother, Dennis Harper and wife Cathy; sons, Eddie Harper and wife Tressa and Jimmy Harper and wife Kelly; daughter, Lorie Harper and fiancé Bryan; niece, Angela Harper; grandchildren, Nicole, Jacob, Dixie, Aaron, and Ashley; and great-grandchildren, Aubree, Jackson, and Emelyn, and his Pomeranian, Zip.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Larry Hood

May 14, 2019

I worked with Ed for several years in the 70s and 80s, and have kept in intermittent contact since that time. He was a very good guy. I consider myself privileged to have known him and will miss our telephone conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP, old buddy.

Bruce Bailey

May 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss Ed was one of those down to earth easy going guys. I count it a privilege to have known both Ed and Erin. I remember when a friend of mine had a pom that they wanted to rehome I knew Erin had mentioned wanting to get one for Ed. So when my friend brought the little dog to meet Ed, that little dog took to Ed imediatly it was ment to be. So Ed named him Zip and he became part of their family. Ed was such a good guy he loved his family and he will be missed. To Erin and her family yall will be in my prayers.

Bruce

Jon and Liz Benedicktus

May 13, 2019

Visiting with Ed and Erin at Bennett Springs was such a joy! Ed was infinitely patient and persistent instructing me in learning to fly fish and was always hopeful that Jon would catch a trout next time! We loved his approach to any difficulty. It was “just another bump in the road.” We’ll miss him a lot!

Robert Cooper

May 12, 2019

So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. This was way too soon. Spent many happy hours down at the Harper swimming pool on Nelda Ave. with Ed and Denny. Enjoyed all the family gatherings at Grandma and Grandpa Grierson's house next door. Also remembering Bonnie their dog, she had a taste for chickens.

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