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Rollin Harper, Metcalfe County, KY (1928-2014)

He was the patriarch of a large, highly regarded Metcalfe County, KY, family. He was the son of the late Rollin and Ruby Fields Harper. His wife of 59 years, Dorothy Pearl Harper, survives. He leaves 27 direct living descendants. He was a retired farmer and a member of Society Hill Baptist Church
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Rollin Harper, Jr. age 85 of Edmonton, KY, died Sunday April, 27, 2014 at the Barren County Health Care in Glasgow, KY. There will be a private memorial service held at a later date as cremation was chosen.

Rollin Harper, Metcalfe County, KY (1928-2014)

He was born Friday, November 2, 1928 in Chicago, IL. He was the son of the late Rollin and Ruby Fields Harper. He died Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Glasgow, Barren County, KY, at the age of 85 years, 5 months, and 25 days.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Society Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Dorothy Pearl Harper of Edmonton, KY, and the following:
  • Two daughters: Teresa (Bobby) Riddle of Burkesville, KY; and Colleen (Eric) Poynter of Glasgow, KY

  • One son: Chris (Kathy) Harper of Edmonton, KY

  • Ten grandchildren: Tim Perkins, Tina Blackburn, Stephanie Cash, Shawn Riddle, Christy Holder, Marsha Houchens, Chad Smith, Erica Brown, Sadie Poynter and Alex Poynter

  • Fourteen great-grandchildren

  • Three sisters: Cary Dabney of IN; Joyce Ford of Chicago, IL; and Norma Parnell of Edmonton, KY
In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by one son Douglas Gayle Harper and one sister Priscilla Harper. .

McMcMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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