Charles Ray Harper
1930 — 2021
Charles R. Harper passed from this earth to Heaven Thursday, February 18th 2021 at his home in Tyler, Texas. He was born November 4th 1930 to Walton Lavell Harper and Elsie Mildred Gibson in Harris County, Texas. Charles lived in Port Arthur, Texas until the family relocated to Palestine in his early years. Charles graduated from Palestine High School in 1949 and the day after graduation joined the Navy and left for California. He served 4 years, including the Korean War. Charles was on the USS Platte AO-24. While on a short leave Charles married his high school sweetheart, Joanne Jenkins. After Charles left the Navy they moved to Pasadena and raised a family. When their children were...