Obituary of James Harper
AUBURNDALE – James “Bud” Harper, age 91, passed away on February 7, 2019 in Lakeland. He was born on July 25, 1927 in Pansy, Alabama to John & Cleone Harper. Bud was a Polk County resident for 70 years coming from Alabama. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, worked as a Barber for Please You Barber Shop and loved fishing & hunting. Bud was also a member of Lena Vista Baptist Church for 57 years where he served as a deacon for 50 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers & 2 sisters. Bud is survived by; his wife of 66 years: Irene Harper, Sons: Mike (Sharon) Harper & Tim (Sandy) Harper, Daughter: Peggy Lee all from Auburndale. Grandchildren: Brett (Elizabeth) Harper, Jeremy (Joanna) Harper, Brayton Harper, Brandon (Amber) Harper, Jared (Courtney) Forrester, Tayler (Dustin) Russell, and Quinn (Kari) White, and 3 Great-Grandchildren.