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Jerry W. Harper, Sr.

February 18, 1924 ~ November 22, 2018 (age 94)
Jerry Warren Harper, Sr., 94, died peacefully November 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by parents C. Marvin Harper and Marion Harper; sister Francis Murphy; brother Marvin Harper.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jane Tolley Harper; daughters Mary (Jim) Bach, Peggy (John) Myers; sons Jerry Harper, Jr. (Jeannie), Lee Harper (Jane), and Tommy Harper; seven grandchildren Jamie Bach (Courtney), Christopher Bach, Kate Myers, Evan Myers (Hannah), Lee Harper, Jr. (Amber), Natalie Harper, Dan Harper; one great grandchild Sadie Myers; Niece Susan Sutton; Nephew Marvin Harper, Jr.; many family and friends.

Jerry loved a good time and especially a practical joke. He often ended visits with his grandchildren with the phrase “Glad you got to see me!”. When asked the secret to a long life, he responded “Gin martinis”.

Jerry served in the Pacific in the Navy in WWII. He graduated from UTK and retired from a management position at Combustion Engineering. He was president of Hamilton County Kappa Sigma Alumni Association; president of the Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CADAS); and volunteered at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

Jerry was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 27 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to CADAS at 207 Spears Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405; the Chattanooga Community Kitchen at 727 E 11th St, Chattanooga, TN 37403; or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 305 W. 7th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

Glad we got to see YOU.

Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415. 423-877-3524   
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