Gilbert "Chip" Lee Harper
Gilbert "Chip" Lee Harper, 57, of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at his residence.
Gilbert was the son of Weldon Harper and Patsy Parker Hickman. He was a member of Oak Forest Methodist Church, involved with the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and a Cub Master for 5 years. He was also involved with the American Legion. Gilbert loved his family and grandchildren and also loved to help people and make them smile. He was a US Air Force veteran. Gilbert was of the Methodist faith.
Gilbert is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara Harper; two daughters, Christine Love and husband, Shane, of Hayesville and Brandy Bender and husband, Paul, of Youngsville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Jaeden, Benjamin and Lillian Love; one brother, Louis Hickman; and sisters, Patty Hickman, Tammy Adams, Terri and Lovetta Harper.
The family received friends from 4-6 p.m., Friday, July 7 at Oak Forest United Methodist Church. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Post 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post 96 and DAV Chapter 73 and American Legion Post 532, of Hayesville, and VFW Post 6812.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home: www.townson-rose.com was in charge of all arrangements.