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Earl Holt Harper

April 17, 1937 — June 1, 2023

McMinnville, TN resident and Warren County, TN native Earl Holt Harper, age 86, was born April 17, 1937 and died June 1, 2023 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN following a sudden illness.           

A retired employee of Carrier Corp. and a nursery worker, he was the son of the late George Harrison and Lorene Holt Harper. He was married to Pearlie King Harper who preceded him in death on January 30, 2016.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three siblings, Katherine York, Lowell "Bub" Harper and Clifton Harper and four step-children, Ruby Nelson, Ricky Melson, George Melson and Clark Melson.

Mr. Harper is survived by four children, Richard (Linda) Harper of Morrison, TN, Rachael (Douglas) Carroll of Hillsboro, TN, Roxanne (Tracy) Pack of McMinnville, TN and Greg Harper of Rock Island, TN; six step-children, Patricia (David) Ferrell and Edna King, both of Morrison, TN, Lisa (Junior) Manus of McMinnville, TN, David Melson of Louisiana and Mary (Rickey) Willis and Debra (John) Russell, both of McMinnville, TN; grandchildren, Aaron Pack and Skyler Pack (Olivia Grissom); several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; former wife, Opal Louise Harper of Rock Island, TN; brother, George "Jim" Harper of McMinnville, TN and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2023 in High’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Warren County, TN. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at High’s.  

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