James Franklin Harper, age 62, of Westover, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born September 7, 1955, in Parsons, a son of the late Carl Harper and Laura Wilson Harper.
James was a former coal miner and also worked on cars. He enjoyed sports, especially basketball, football, and NASCAR.
James is survived by his fiancée, Candice Austin; two daughters, Kristie Neely and Gracie Harper, of Morgantown; one son, David Harper, of Morgantown; grandchildren, Carly, Choley and Kelsie Neely; one sister, Sheila Myers and husband, Charlie, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., four brothers, Gene Harper and wife, Sandy, of Reedsville, Charles Harper and wife, Pat, of Morgantown, Rick Harper and wife, Debbie, of Reedsville, and Steve Harper and wife, Sandy, of Morgantown; two brothers-in-law, Jim Gladfelter, of Burnsville and Charles Trompak, of Bruceton Mills; and several nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by one daughter, Stephanie Harper; sisters, Caron Gladfelter, Mary Trompak and infant Sharon Harper.
Friends may call at the McCulla Funeral Home from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 and from 10 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, with the funeral service to follow. Burial will follow at Mt. Union Cemetery.