Jeffrey A. Harper

| January 15, 2014

Jeffrey Allen “Big Jeff” Harper,  57, of Coshocton, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at 11:25 A.M. following a four year battle with cancer.

Born on September 14, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio, he was a 1976 graduate of Coshocton High School where he had run track in school.

Jeff was a truck driver until becoming disabled in 2010.  He was a family man and fishing with his children was his prime enjoyment.   A member of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, he had strong faith in God and has gone to his eternal home.

He truly will be missed by his wife Brenda Colleen (Lewis) Harper who he married December 5, 1988; sons Jeffrey Harper II, Donald M. Harper, Michael A. (Melanie Grier) Lewis all of Coshocton, Tyrone A. Lewis of Columbus; daughter Sha-Lisa E. Harper of Coshocton; grandchildren Kierra Elizabeth and Liam Monroe Lewis of Coshocton; birth parents Floyd Edgar Harper of Grand Prairie, Texas and Bonnie (Guilliams) Harper of Belmont, Tennessee; step-parents Lynnette  Harper of Grand Prairie and Sandra Jones of Florida; brothers Dennis Lee (Ruth) Harper of Columbus, Rick J. (Pamela) Harper of Dallas, Texas; several nieces, nephews, cousins and one aunt.

In addition to his grandparents, Jeff was preceded in death by a son Christopher Lee Harper.

A Celebration of  Life will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Coshocton with Pastor Cliff  N. Biggers officiating.  Interment will follow at South Lawn Cemetery.  Private calling hours for family members will be held from 11:00 A.M. to  11:30 A.M. Friday with public calling hours from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Friday at the church prior to the services.

Memoriums may be made to the Jeffrey A. Harper Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 961, Coshocton, OH 43812.  Envelopes will be available at the Shiloh Church or at Free Funeral Home who is assisting the family with arrangements.

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