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Clifton Ray Harper, 69
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Clifton Ray Harper, 69, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, died Nov. 20 in St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital following an extended illness.
He was a veteran of the United States Army during Vietnam, a retired employee of the U.S. Post Office and son of the late George Harrison and Lorena Holt Harper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Katherine York.
Mr. Harper is survived by children and spouse, Christina and Dan Hewlett of Renton, Wash., Callista Harper and Jeff Danberg of McMinnville and Clifton Ray Harper Jr. of Bellevue, Wash.; five grandchildren, Daniel and Connor Hewlett, Ianthe, Ziggy Jane and Wren Danberg; brothers and sister-in-law, Lowell Harper of Rock Island, George and Dolly Harper and Earl Harper, all of McMinnville. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Military grave rites will be conducted by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. There will be no visitation at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.