Richard “Rick” Harvey Harper, 75, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at his home in Richland. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10th from 5-9 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence and Wednesday, July 11th from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service at Briar Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Briar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Rick loved driving trucks and retired from Averitt after many years of driving. He enjoyed sports and was his high school’s football quarterback and also a basketball player. He also enjoyed motorcycles and was a gentleman farmer. He was also an avid lover of Bluegrass music. Mr. Harper is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Arthur Jackson of Canyon, TX. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Carol P. Harper of Richland; daughters, Stephanie Rae Harper of Nashport, OH and Suzette Reane Harper of Felton, DE; sisters, Judy Harper Jackson of Canyon, TX and Linda Harper (Kevin) Doyle of Augusta, GA; grandchildren, Ashlee Ames (Poulter), Brianna Harper and Joshua Lawrence; great grandchildren, Emmalee Poulter, Matthew Poulter and Evan Lawrence; and mother of his children, Eva Harper. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in honor of Mr. Harper. Online guestbook may be signed at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.
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