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Paul Harper

Nashville - Nashville - Paul W. Harper, age 79, passed away on March 24, 2018. Born on July 7th, 1938, he was the youngest & last surviving child of the late Willie Van and Nellie Lou Harper of Hartsville, TN. 

He was preceded in death by his beloved son Dylan W Harper; three sisters Anna L. Sullivan, Stella B. Wright & Beatrice B Wright; three brothers Johnnie Harper, Arthur Harper and Nelson Harper

He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Senator Thelma M. Harper, Nashville TN, devoted daughter, Linda and son-in-law Bobby of Atlanta, GA, goddaughters Donna Wallace & Regina Kinnard and Godson, King Dunlap V and close friend Charlene Stuart.

Brothers and Sister-in-laws: Lula and Helen Harper, Hartsfield TN, Neely Ann Harper, Nashville, TN, Dennis (Gwendolyn) Claybrooks, Devoted Brother-in-Law John G. Claybrooks, Devoted Nephew H. Kenneth (Elizabeth) Harper and Family, Devoted Nieces May Kinnard, Michigan and Frankie More, Gallatin, Devoted Friend King (Robin) Dunlap IV and Family and a host of Devoted Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and close family friends.


Visitation with family and friends will be held at Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors from 4-6 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2018. Funeral will be held at Schrader Lane Church of Christ, 1234 Schrader Lane, Nashville TN on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Visitation from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm followed by funeral at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors 615-255-2371

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  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Lewis and Wright Funeral Directors
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    I am the daughter of the late Howard Peyton Harper (Cousin Paul 1st cousin) I extend my deepest sympathy and so sorry I was unable to be in attendance for Cousin Paul home going. God Blessings to the Family.
    ~ Stephanie Harper Hogin   Gallatin, TN
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    I'm the daughter of Julius and Nannie Mai Harper. Paul will be truly missed. He was so friendly to everyone he met. You and Your family are in our prayers.
    ~ Julia Harper Haigler   Lebanon, TN