William Elijah Harper Jr.

December 13, 1939September 3, 2020

William E. Harper, Jr. (Bill) age 80, of Deer Park, Texas passed away on September 3, 2020. He was born on December 13, 1939 in Houston, Texas to William E. Harper, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth (Smitheal) Harper. He had three brothers, James, Larry and Ross. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry.

The family moved to Galveston in January 1954 where he graduated from Ball High School in 1957. He then returned to Houston in 1958. He worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and retired from AT&T after 37 years. He also was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge.

Bill married Drenda Lee Blake in 1981 and moved to Deer Park, Texas. They joined Deer Park First Baptist Church and became Directors of The Silver Set Sunday School Department in 2006. There they made many Christian friends that have been a real blessing. His family and his church were the most important factions of his life.

Bill is survived by his wife Drenda; children, Jamie and husband, "Bo", Mike and Lee; stepson, Damon McNatt; 8 grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

His wishes are that you not grieve for him, for his earthly strife is behind, and he is now at rest and peace. He wants you to remember the good times we had together and know that GOD granted him a great family and a long blessed life.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Deer Park First Baptist Church, 438 8th Street, Deer Park, Texas 77536. Funeral services will be held 11:00AM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Deer Park First Baptist Church. Committal service will be held 1:30 PM at Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Texas. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Harper family.


  • Mike Harper, Active Pallbearer
  • Lee Harper, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Harper, Active Pallbearer
  • Cody Bolmanskie, Active Pallbearer
  • Dylan Harper, Active Pallbearer
  • Jarad Harper, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020


William Elijah Harper Jr.

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Patsy White

September 5, 2020

To the family of Bill Harper. Morris and I are deeply saddened by the loss of my cousin .. Bill.. He is now in the hands of God. Love to Drenda, and his children, brothers.. Jimmy and Ross... Patsy and Morris White


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