James W. Harper, 78, of Mineral Wells, passed away in Weatherford on June 2, 2014.
Graveside service is 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at Woodland Park Cemetery.
James was born in Hope, Ark., the son of Otha and Hazel Virginia Smith Harper. James served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. James had a passion for working with children. He was a teacher and then moved to administration and retired as a principal.
He will be missed dearly by his wife, Barbara Harper; children, Cheri Hukins and husband, Joe, Donald Dingler and wife, Candace, and Gayle Pitchford and husband, Alvin; sister, Betty Walters; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nephews.
Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home