Services for George Henry Harper Jr., 79, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen.

Mr. Harper died Nov. 23, 2012. He was born July 29, 1933, in Apalachicola, Fla. He lived his early life in White City, Fla., and was a businessman for many years in Killeen. He was a lifelong Baptist and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga.

Mr. Harper was preceded in death by his parents, George H. Harper Sr. and Lois Hunt Harper; daughter, Shirley Jean Harper; brother, MacArthur Harper; and brother-in-law, Leo Howell.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Joan Lingerfelt Harper; daughters, Teresa D. Harper, Sandra K. Harper-Moss and her husband, Michael, and Carol L. Moyer and her husband, Dale; grandchildren, Lindsey N. Smith, Greg A. Moyer and his wife, Sonna; brothers, Oliver H. Harper, and his wife, Virginia and James E. Harper and his wife, Susan; sister, Ann H. Howell; sister-in-law, Marcine V. Hannah; brother-in-law, Rex L. Lingerfelt and his wife, Margaret; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.

All of us will miss George’s thoughtful, generous, creative and loving presence in our lives.

Memorials may be made to the Scott & White Cancer Center.

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge or arrangements.

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