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Jerry Wayne Harper

Jerry Wayne Harper (I.W.), age 73, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. He was born on December 13, 1950, in Mena, Arkansas to James Ellis Harper and Elwanda Mitchell Harper.

Jerry was in the National Guard for 24 years and worked at U.S. Motors for 52 years.

In his spare time, he loved to camp, travel, play with his grandkids, grill his famous burgers, and mow everyone’s yard. He loved to learn new things, especially about History, Astronomy, ancient aliens, and to everyone’s surprise, his recent love for stray cats.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two granddaughters: Cathryn and Sierra Harper.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry, and his sons: Stephen (Colleen) Fayetteville, N.C., Michael (Kathy) Mena, and Jerald Puckett (Keysha), his daughter: Amber Davis (Gary), his granddaughters: Vivian, Alivia, and Imani Harper, Katie Davis, Kortney Puckett, grandsons; Landyn, and Jayden Puckett, Bryce Davis, Zakh Davis; his brothers: Fred (Sandra) Kansas City, MO, and Dennis (Stacey) Mena, his sisters: Theresa Davis (Kenny) Mena, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation services for Mr. Jerry Wayne Harper are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. The memorial will be held on Friday, March 29th, at the Faith Missionary Baptist Church, in Mena, Arkansas, at 10:00 a.m., with Eddie and Andy Kennedy officiating. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

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