Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1948

Bobby Harper ROBERT EDWARD "BOBBY" HARPER, 81, of Pasadena TX, went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 26, 2012. Burial was in Bullock Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Bob was born on Jan. 12, 1931 in Ranger and attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1948. He retired as store manager of J.C. Penney's Almeda Mall store after a 35 year career. He served as company commander in the Army Reserves, & President of the South Houston Rotary Club. He was president of many retail merchant associations throughout his career. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Annie Harper, sister, Marie Harper Boney (RHS-1947), and brother, Fred Harper (RHS-1953). At the time of his death, he is survived by his loving and caring wife of 61 years, Verna. He is also survived by his son, "Robert" Terry, daughter, Debi McMillian and husband Wayne, grandchildren, Dorothy Harper, Dustin McMillian and wife Ashley, Ashlee McMillian Hardy and husband Tyler, "Robert" Cody McMillian and by two great- grandchildren, Ethan and Graham "Robert" Hardy, brothers Tom Harper (RHS-1954) and Bill Harper (RHS-1951), sister, Barbara Harper Thompson (RHS-1956) and a huge extended family. "Poppie" as the grandkids called him, was the most amazing, kind, loving, giving, selfless person you could meet. He exhibited the purest servant heart always putting everyone in front of himself. He was dedicated to the love of his life Verna and their marriage was a true example to all of what a marriage should be. He loved his family and all that knew him loved him.