Ricky Joe Harper
Ricky Joe Harper, age 29, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, in Wayne County, Mo. He was born April 6, 1988, in Ellington, Mo., the son of Rick Harper and Elizabeth Ann Sanders. He was an auto mechanic and had worked in saw mills. He was of the Baptist faith.
Preceding him in death is his father, Rick Harper, one daughter, Jaiden Marie Nunnery and one brother, Joshua Paul DeMent.
Survivors include his mother, Ann Sanders, of Patterson, his fiancee, Carissa Johnson, of Lowndes, his daughter, Ricki May Ann Harper, of Lowndes, his grandmothers, Jerry Sanders, of Greenville and Hazel Harper, of Bunker, 3 sisters, Daphyn Vickery, of Van Buren, Shyla McAtee, of Williamsville, Zoe Sanders, of Patterson, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. at the Morrison-Worley Chapel in Greenville with Rev. Clay Harper officiating. Special songs were played for the service.
Serving as Pall Bearers and Honorary Pall Bearers were Rick Sanders, Norman Sanders, Robert Sanders, Chris Alley, Richard Warren, Mikey Melvin, Masen Melvin, Daniel Wood, Mike Diamond, Chris McAtee, Michael Klug, Jason Webb, Curt Davis and Leslie Lewark.
Interment was in the New Prospect Cemetery under the direction of Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel.