CLEVELAND - Robert "Bob" Franklin Harper, age 77, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Monday October 30, 2017 at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 1st from 5:00PM until 7:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 2nd at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the North Cleveland Cemetery. Rev. Chris Harris will officiate the services.
Bob was born on April 16, 1940 to Tillman Owen and Ruth Ann (Williams) Harper in Grubbs, AR. Bob moved to Flint, MI for a while and several other cities before moving to Cleveland, MS where he has lived for the last 40 years. He was a retired truck driver, and operated several night clubs in the area. Bob a country music fan who was an amazing story teller. Bob was fun to be around as he enjoyed life.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Tillman Owen Harper and Ruth Ann Williams Harper, his brother, Owen Harper and his sisters, Maxine Harper and Patsy McClain.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Beevers, Carl Bowles, Allen Camp, Brian McCune, Jeff Collums & John Ferguson. Honorary pallbearer will be James Garrett.
Bob is survived by Sister, Wilma (Tommy) Peacock of Cleveland, MS; Son, Robert Harper of Midland, MI. 2 sons, Michael Harper of Michigan and Jimmy Harper of Flint, MI, 2 daughters, Karen Harper of Flint, MI, Tina Johnson of Batesville, MS. He also leaves a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.