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Lewis Wesley Harper

December 27, 1935 ~ April 19, 2018 (age 82)

Lewis Wesley Harper, 82, of Pomeroy, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Arbors of Pomeroy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on December 27, 1935, in Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, son of the late Ira Cecil Harper and Ruth Beatrice (Gardner) Harper. Lewis was a veteran of the United States Navy. Having served in the Korean War, he was a recipient of the National Defense Service Ribbon, the Navy Occupation Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 128 in Middleport. An outdoorsman at heart, Lewis very much enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as putting out an incredible vegetable garden. Per his daughter, Darla, “and when he couldn’t put the garden out himself, he was an excellent boss!” Lewis was a very social person and enjoyed talking with others, making them laugh, and laughing himself.  After all, laughter is indeed the best medicine.

He is survived by his children: son, Lewis “L.W.” Harper (Angela) and daughter, Darla Garvin (Mike); “adopted” daughters, Margaret and Mamie Cade; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Lewis was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; son, David Harper, and 5 brothers: Lawrence, John, George, Genie, and Keith; as well as an infant sister, Virginia.

A memorial service, celebrating Lewis’ life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Please visit www.rmwilliamsfuneralservice to leave a message of comfort, condolence, or encouragement to the family.

R.M. Williams Funeral Service, Wellston, Ohio, is honored to care for Lewis and his family.

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