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Wednesday, October 18, 2023
11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)
George A Harper, age 77, died September 1, 2023. He was predeceased by his parents George A Harper Sr., and Drusilla Jackson Harper, sister Carolyn Weisner and brothers Charles Harper and Clinton Harper, nephew Keith Harper and precious dogs Andre and Scotties Heathcliff, Gwenyth, Rufus, Angus, and Maggie Pearl.
He is survived by Jeannie (Jean) McPherson Harper, the love of his life and his wife for 56 years, and his Scottie Macy, nephews Chuck Harper, Clint Harper, Tony Weisner; nieces Karen Bradford-Grayson, Cindy Cecil, Donna Harper, Tracy Croy, Annette Schalslin, and sister-in-law Charlotte McPherson.
George was born in Little Rock on December 19, 1945. He graduated from North Little Rock High School and received a BA Degree from Little Rock University and a Juris Doctorate from University of Arkansas Law School. He was a member of the The Theta Eta Chapter of Kappa Sigma and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He served in the Arkansas Air National Guard from 1966-1972 including one year of active duty.
He married Jeannie in 1967 and started his career in state government which lasted 33 years and included serving as General Counsel and Deputy Director at the Department of Health and as a Special Assistant Attorney General. After his retirement he served as a member and as president of the State Board of Health. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and leading Bible studies and the Reasonable Questions class at his church. He volunteered in several campaigns on behalf of Democratic candidates for state and national office. He had been a friend of Bill W. since February 16, 1988.
He would wish to be remembered as gentle, kind, sober, and joyful. Funeral service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with interment in Treadway Garden on October 18 at 11 am. Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Insights Program, or to Friends of the Animal Village.