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Howard Napier

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Burton officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Eric Napier, Mark Napier, Stan Napier, Wayne Napier, Phillip McDaniel and Ross Lemmons. Honorary pallbearers will be Neil Glover, Cress Harris, Bill Hutchison, Larry Gray, Wilford Denton, Gerald Scarbrough and Danny Isbell.
The family requests mem-orials be made to Woodland Mills First Baptist Church.
He was born Oct. 24, 1925, in Tiptonville, son of the late John Aaron and Lulu Mae (Smith) Napier. He married the former Rose Murphy Oct. 27, 1946. She survives. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, who was discharged in 1946. He moved to Sikeston, Mo., in May 1949 and opened a meat sales territory for the former Reelfoot Packing Co. He was a retired sales supervisor for the former Reelfoot Packing Co., where he was employed for 42 years, and was a member of Woodland Mills First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of Jones-Walker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4862 in Union City.
He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lee Ann and David Hough of Sikeston; his granddaughter and her husband, Stephanie and Ross Lemmons of Sikeston; his great-grandson, Jacob Thomas Lemmons of Sikeston; his sister, Flossie Dee McDaniel of Union City; and two brothers, Wayne Napier of Union City and Steve Napier of Zackary, La.
He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Jacob Thomas Beck, five brothers and his sister.
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