Harold Harper

Obituary of Harold Harper

Master Sergeant Harold Eugene Harper, USAF, Retired, 68, of Las Vegas, passed April 14, 2018 after a valiant battle with prostate cancer.

Harold was born on July 1, 1949 in Berkeley, California. He graduated from Castlemont High School of Oakland, California in 1968. In 1992, he met Kathy Misener, and after a whirlwind 16-year courtship, they married on the edge of Yellowstone National Park on May 25, 2008.

MSgt Harper enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1969, and served honorably until his retirement in 1993. He was twice awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and twice awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. His duty stations included Headquarters, Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, supporting the Launch Programs Directorate. He continued his work in launch services after his return to civilian life, working with Pinkerton Government Services for 22 years.

He is dearly missed by his wife, Kathy; sisters-in-law, Dianna (David) Turner of Las Vegas, and Sandra Wilson of Lake, Michigan; beloved nephews Isaac Wilson IV of San Jose, California and Jeff Latchaw of Flint, Michigan; cousins Novella (Virgil) Gray of Houston, Texas; Webster "Brother" (Barbara) Beaver of Humble, Texas; Ronnie Blanton of Oakland, California; Jeffrey Chandler of Houston; June (Dallas) Cormier of Houston; and Murphy (Sherrell) Chandler of Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Queenie Harper; brother Larry Dean Harper; and beloved aunt Bessie Mae Henderson.

Memorial service with military honors will be held at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 1:20pm. Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Homes for our Troops at https://www.hfotusa.org.