LEAVITTSBURG - Jerre Lee Harper Sr., 62, passed away peacefully into eternal life Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Wake-Med Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., while he was on vacation visiting his family.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1950, in Warren, the son of Jessie Wilbur and Mary Alice Minor Harper.
Jerre married the love of his life, Latricia Gould, on Aug. 14, 1971, and they enjoyed 41 years of marriage together.
Jerre lived in the Leavittsburg and Braceville area all his life.
He worked as a custodian for LaBrae Schools for many years before retiring in 2005. He also was the owner and operator of Sign Craft in Leavittsburg.
He was a member of car clubs and enjoyed old hot rods and watching races.
Memories of Jerre will be carried on by his loving family, his wife, Latricia Harper of Leavittsburg; his daughter, Christine (Marc) Shaffer of Blythewood, S.C.; his son, Jerre (Heather) Harper Jr. of Youngsville, N.C.; his son, Craig Harper of Leavittsburg; his sister, Pam (James) Clifford of Clearwater, Fla.; and his four grandchildren, Jesse and Ryan Shaffer and Olivia and Shelby Harper.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mitch Meadors officiating.
Jerre will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery in West Farmington.
Family and friends may view this obituary online or send condolences at jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.