OBITUARY

Pete James Harper

February 7, 1926November 19, 2021
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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.

  • FAMILY

  • 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
  • Anthony Harper (Donna), Son
  • Michael Harper (Rose+), Son
  • David Harper, Son
  • Suzanne Visitacion (Robby), Daughter

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

  • Final Resting Place

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

Memories

Pete James Harper

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Lynn Harper Ford

November 23, 2021

One of my favorite memories of Uncle Pete, was while living with grandmother and going to college, I became very sick with the flu and Uncle Pete came over to help me with a very special drink a Hot Toddy. It was like having my dad there helping. Thank you Uncle Pete….

Evelyn Aaron

November 22, 2021

The one memory I will always have is when he came home from the navy,I was about 7yrs.old, there was a long hallway from front to the back of the house and I saw him come in the front door I went running I was so happy he was home,My Big Brother, ME

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