Ed Harper, 96, of Troy passed away 11:45 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020, at AHC of Union City.
Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Terrace Hill Cemetery near Troy. The Rev. Judd Mowery will officiate. There will be no visitation and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the service.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Marshall, Texas, son of the late Ed and Elizabeth (Tucker) Harper. He retired after 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Hospital Corpsman. Ed was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He had served as a nursing home and hospital administrator after his military service.
He was an avid gardener and had been the owner and operator of the former Dunsailin Greenhouse in Troy. He was a member of Troy United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Evelyn (Hopper) Harper on July 11, 2018; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.emfuneralhome.com.