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James F. (Jimmy) Harper, Columbia, KY (1935-2011)

He was a member of a large, distinguished Adair County family. He was a member of the Jamestown Christian Church were he served as a deacon. He worked over 30 years in the U.S. Postal Service and retired as Postmaster of Greensburg, KY. He was a member of Gideon's International, Russell County American Legion and was a past member of the Columbia City Council, Columbia-Adair County Fire Department, Columbia Utilities Commission, Columbia Housing Authority and served in many of positions of responsibility.

James F. "Jimmy" Harper, age 75 years of 613 Greensburg Street Columbia, KY passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 at 4:55pmCT at his home after a short illness.

Funeral service will be Monday, October 31, 2011 at 11amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Tony Stephens and Bro. Raymond Martin the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. The family request visitation after 2pmCT, on Sunday, October 31, 2011, at the funeral home.

James F. "Jimmy" Harper, Columbia, KY (1935-2011)

He was born Friday, December 20, 1935 in Columbia, Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth Montgomery Harper. He died Friday, October 28, 2011, in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky, at the age of 75 years, 10 months, and 8 days.

Mr. Harper was a member of the Jamestown Christian Church were he served as a deacon. He was a US Army veteran. He worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years, he was a retired Postmaster of Greensburg, KY Mr. Harper was a member of the Gideon's International, Russell County American Legion, he was a past member of the Columbia City Council, Columbia-Adair Co. Fire Department, Columbia Utilities Commission, Columbia Housing Authority and various other positions.

Survived by his wife: Donna Marcum Harper of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Two daughters: Lisa Harper Johnson and husband Jay of Nicholasville, KY and Jamie Harper White and husband Richard of Louisville, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Casey Johnson Walker, Cara Johnson, Anna Johnson, and Harper White

  • And several cousins and a host of friends.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Jamestown Christian Church or the Columbia Christian Church and may be left at the funeral home.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangement.

This story was posted on 2011-10-29 18:24:02


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