Davis Don Harper

September 21, 1991October 1, 2017

A private family graveside service for Davis Don Harper, 26, of Danville, Kentucky, will be conducted Friday, October 6 at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida. A memorial service for family and friends will be conducted the same day at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church at 106 E. Church Street in Orlando. There will also be another memorial service at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 13, at Grace Church in Danville, 180 Bold Venture, Danville, KY 40422. Davis went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 1, 2017, near his home in Danville. He was born September 12, 1991, in College Station, TX to Todd Harper and Collynn Wood Harper and grew up as the eldest of five children. He spent his first five years in College Station and St. Petersburg, Russia, before moving back to the U.S. where Orlando became his home for the next 14 years. He attended the University of Florida and spent the last several years of his life living and working in Stanford and Danville, KY. He loved his life there. Davis possessed a passion for the people and the things he loved. He truly had a gift for teaching and had an amazing ability to make complex things simple so others could understand them. He was an intentional encourager of people as evidenced by someone who recently said, "I've never met a person who so conscientiously praised other people as Davis did." Davis was also passionate about pickup basketball, the NBA, and had amassed an impressive collection of rare and vintage sneakers. He also was blessed with a bright mind which never forgot a detail and contributed to his quick wit. Davis is survived by his parents, Collynn and Todd Harper; siblings, Bethany, Catherine, Wesley and Tate; grandparents, Pat and Don Harper of Colorado Springs, and Gail and Barry Wood of Dallas, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from around the country. His grandmothers, Rojeane Wood and Nancy Harper were waiting to greet him when he entered heaven on Sunday morning. Memorials may be made to The Davis Harper Memorial Fund facilitated by the National Christian Foundation in Orlando. This fund will distribute to the three ministries that Davis supported: Kids Across America, SOAR Detroit and Campus Outreach Kentucky. Checks may be made payable to "National Christian Foundation" and designated "The Davis Harper Memorial Fund" on the memo line. Please mail checks to NCF at: 215 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801.


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, October 6, 2017

  • Reception

    Friday, October 6, 2017


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Madison Perine

August 30, 2019

I remember when Davis and my brother, Tyler, used to play basketball at Boone together. One day, Davis tried to get me to go on the court with him so I could shoot a slam dunk with him. I was very little and very anxious so I didn't do it.

Ivan Krylov

January 9, 2018

Dear Todd, Collyn and the entire family. My deepest condolences for the loss in the family. We will all unite in the eternity. I do remember Davis very well from the times you lived near the Tavrichesky Garden. Memory eternal.

Matthew Hendley

October 16, 2017

Todd, Collyn and family. May the truth of Psalm 147:3 give you rest and peace as you walk this difficult path. Prayerful,

Cindy Lorusso

October 8, 2017

Dear Todd and Collynn and children,
My prayers are with all of you. My son, Carl and i were welcomed into your home with Scott a number of years ago. You were so welcoming to us. Carl and Davis were almost exactly the same age. I remember Davis calling Carl in Canada with questions about a school project. I don't think Carl had enough answers for him!
We wanted you to know that we remember your family and Davis. And all of your beautiful children.
We are praying for your family.
With much love, Cindy and Carl.

Don Palmer

October 5, 2017

Dear Todd and Collyn,
Our hearts are heavy as we heard this news. Our prayers are with you.
Don and Carolyn Palmer

October 4, 2017

Dear Collynn and Todd, Walter and I are grieved to learn of your profound loss. Please know that we are with you in spirit and love. What a fortunate young man he was to have been born into your exceptional family! We have cherished your wonderful Christmas cards through the years, reminding us of the qualities we've always loved about you and the friendship you have extended to Louisa since the sixth grade! Much, much love to you and your family, Anita

Dan DeLozier

October 4, 2017


Praying for entire family in this time of sorrow. We love you and can't express our deepest sympathy. May the Peace of God be with you now and always!

Dan/Erin DeLozier


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