Melvin Harper


Melvin Harper
Melvin Harper

Melvin Harper, 94, of Dumas, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, July 2, 2021, with Bob Ulrey and Jim Harper officiating at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox.

Melvin was born on September 4, 1926, in Grady, New Mexico to Ephraim and Ella Harper.  He graduated from Hugo high school in Hugo, Ok.  He had farmed in Moore County for many years and driven a truck for S.B. Foot Tannery and Evenson Trucking.  He married Sue Evelyn Gulley on January 13, 1949.  She preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2019.  He was also preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings.

He is survived by a daughter, Sally Harper Ulrey and husband Bob of Borger; four sons, Larry Harper and wife Peggy of Durant, Ok., Mike Harper and wife Sheila of Greenbriar, Ar., Jon Harper and wife Debbie of Dumas, and Jim Harper and wife Cindy of Amarillo; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Moore County Hospice, 224 E. 2nd, Dumas, Texas.

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5 Replies to “Melvin Harper”

  1. Sally, Jim, Jon, Mike,
    sorry to hear of the loss of your parents, Sue and Melvin.
    Been years since we (the Phillips Family) have been in contact with you. I just wanted to say (we had a Great time as young kids on that Street on Country Club terrace!)
    My Mom talked about Sue and Melvin to me just about 4 months ago and wondered about them. She too has passed Nov 23, 2021 with Breast Cancer. I truly hope you are ok! God Bless all of you.
    Vickey Phillips

  2. Sorry for your loss. Loved your mom and dad. He will be missed by many. They were special people to me and my girls.

  3. My husband, Tom and I were neighbors with Sue and Melvin for years until Tom’s passing in June, 2002, then Sue, now Melvin. They were very-good neighbors, Tom and Sue gardened and had beautiful flowers. I remained there for a year while the house was being renovated for rental property. I lost touch with everyone when I moved away and am now ever further plus my health is failing after I turned 80 in December but God is good and sees me through. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel the pathway our Lord has for you remembering ther4e are no pathways but individual pathway for each. Also remember you are not orphaned as you always have a Heavenly Father clinging tightly to your hand; He is unfailing and unchanging. May He bless each and every single one with comfort, peace and strength.
    Jackie Sheldon and family

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