Mr. Benjamin Thomas “Chuck” Harper, Jr, 65, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home in Snow Hill. Born July 10, 1951, Chuck was the son of the late, Benjamin Thomas Harper and Mel Jones Harper.
Following graduation from Greene Central High School he attended Lenoir Community College and East Carolina University. Chuck spent many years as a tobacco buyer and swine producer operating Harper Farms. He retired from Acculink in Greenville. Chuck was a member of Calvary Memorial United Methodist Church in Snow Hill.
His surviving family includes his sons, Benjamin T. Harper III and wife, Ann of Stantonsburg, and James H. Harper III and wife, Meredith of Snow Hill; his mother, Mel Jones Harper of Snow Hill; sister, Laura Harper O’Brien and husband, Tom of Snow Hill; nieces, Katherine O’Brien of Raleigh and Nancy O’Brien of Washington DC; aunts and uncles, Linda J. Jones and husband, Jackson, Michael B. Jones, and Jean Harper all of Snow Hill, and Betsy Harper of Grifton; his grandsons, Carson and Luke and soon to arrive, Jake; and numerous cousins of the Jones and Harper families.
A graveside memorial service will be held 11 AM Thursday, March 23, at St. Barnabas Cemetery with Reverend Martin Armstrong officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service at the fellowship hall of Calvary Memorial UMC and other times at the home of his mother, Mel J. Harper.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Calvary Memorial UMC, PO Box 445, Snow Hill, NC 28580 or to the Greene County Animal Shelter, 227 Kingold Blvd, Snow Hill, NC 28580.
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Earl joins me in sending you and your family our deepest sympathy. We are so sorry.
Submitted by Pam Reade Dawson on Mar 23 2017 09:55:49 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Chuck was a great person and loved his family. I pray for each of you to have the peace that passes all understanding during this time.
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Such a kind and good man.Prayers for his family.
Submitted by Debbie Smith on Mar 21 2017 11:07:03 PM
Sending our sincere condolences to the family of Chuck Harper. We were classmates and long time friends. Sue and Royce Hamm
Submitted by Sue and Royce Hamm on Mar 21 2017 08:57:46 PM
Thoughts and prayers for the Harper family during this difficult time. Deepest sympathies.
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