Frank “Lewis” Harper, age 82, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
Mr. Harper was born on September 28, 1938, in Habersham Mills, Georgia, to the late Alfred Frank Harper and Roxy Mozelle Hallford Harper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Harper; brother, Max Harper. Mr. Harper was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest, where he served as a Deacon and was a member of the choir. He retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation with over 30 years of dedicated service. Lewis had a love for gospel music and singing. He was a member of The Sounds of Faith and The Celestials. Lewis touched many people through music and his friendships; he had a zest for life. You could always find Lewis on the lake fishing or on the golf course. Lewis loved spending time with his grandchildren; he was known to them as “GPa”.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Merle Harper, of Demorest; son, Randy Harper, of Demorest; son and daughter-in-law, Corbett and Deana Harper, of Clermont; sister, Darrell Ledford, of Gastonia, NC; grandchildren, Hillary (Jonathan), Corey, Hamilton (Morganne), Taylor, Casey, Harrison; great-grandchildren, Jet, and Charlee Jane.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., November 20, 2020, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, with Rev. Hamilton Harper and Rev. Josh Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the Yonah Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Lewis Harper to the Pilgrim’s Ministries, 260 Bartley Wilbanks Road, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, North Chapel at 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Telephone: 706-778-1700.