James William Harper

May 22, 1941 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 80)


James William Harper, age 80, of Centerville, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021 at his home.

James was born on May 22, 1941 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Everett Wayne and Martien (Buck) Harper. 

James held several jobs throughout his lifetime, including Appanoose County Secondary Roads for a few years, Pioneer, and he farmed the Steele Family Farm for several years.  In his spare time, James enjoyed fishing, hunting and mushroom hunting.

Left to honor his memory are his sons, Everett Harper of Centerville and Dwight Harper of Kentucky; a sister, Sharon Harper; two brothers, Chris and William Harper; as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Martien Harper; a son, John Harper; grandson, David Harper; sister, Tina Harper; and brothers, Richard and Jerry Harper.

Cremation has been accorded at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville.  There are no scheduled services at this time.  Memorials may be made out to Everett Harper, to be determined at a later date, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, C/O Harper family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at   

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James William Harper, please visit our floral store.


No services will be held at this time

© 2021 Lange Funeral Home & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy