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Jimmy Dale Harper

August 28, 1938 - July 24, 2015

U.S. Veteran

The memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, at Sweet Home Christian Church at 18th and Long.

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Jimmy Dale Harper, 76, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, July 24. He was born to Oscar and Gertrude (Chronister) Harper on August 28, 1938 in Monroe, Oklahoma.

Jimmy moved with his family from Wright City, Oklahoma to Sweet Home at a young age and lived in Sweet Home for the remainder of his life. After attending high school, Jimmy served as a Private First Class in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959 when he was honorably discharged.

He worked six years at Mid-Ply, and later retired after working 26 years at Foster Plywood.

Jimmy Dale Harper smiling, wearing a baseball cap

Jimmy married Charlotte Boer on December 22, 1961.

He enjoyed, hunting, camping, and gardening and collecting coins and rocks. Jimmy happily attended all of his grandchildren’s sporting events, and loved laughing with anyone he met as he walked the pathways of Sweet Home.

Jimmy is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Charlotte Harper; children David Fowler and girlfriend Stephanie Moss of Riverton Wyoming, Bobby Fowler of Sweet Home, Dale Harper and wife Dawn of Hillsboro Oregon, Ladema Hummer and husband Steve of Lebanon Oregon; brother Wayne Harper of Punkin Center, Arizona; sisters Barbara Tenbusch of Sweet Home, Juanita Bradshaw of Pendleton, Oregon, Gwenda Hackworth of Sweet Home, and Yvonne Bean of Moscow, Texas; grandchildren Crystal Merrill, Mitch Fowler, Desiree Fowler, Zachary Harper, Jake Harper, Kyle Hummer, Hailey Hummer; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers OB, Dirrell, and Bud.

The memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, at Sweet Home Christian Church at 18th and Long.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.