William Fred ‘Bill’ Harper
Published 10:52 am Friday, January 15, 2021
He was born Jan. 9, 1931 in Forsyth County to the late Fred Paul and Mertie Henry Harper. Mr. Harper was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Harper retired from the Winston-Salem Fire Department after 30 years. One of his favorite pastimes was woodworking, he especially enjoyed creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces for family members.
He was also preceded in death by: his first wife, Eva Ann; a sister, Katie Marie Harper Barney; and a brother-in-law, L.B. Barney.
Survivors: his wife, Sandra Kay Bibb Harper; a son, William Fred Harper Jr. of Advance; stepchildren, Fred Harless and Sharon Cunningham (Bobby), all of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Jessica Hedrick (Brent) and Elizabeth Shumate (Drew); stepgrandchildren, Kaitlyn Cunningham and Joshua Harless; 2 great-grandsons, Owen and Luke Hedrick; special niece and nephew, Deborah Jones and Freddy Barney; special caregivers, Beatrice Martin, Ramona Spencer, Rachelle Morrison.
A private family funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 18 at Lambert Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Bush officiating. To provide the community an opportunity to celebrate the life of Mr. Harper, there will be a live webcast of his service on the Lambert Funeral Home website. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory with military graveside honors. At the request of the family, please be mindful of social distancing and wear face covering. The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Sunday, Jan. 17 from noon-5 p.m. to pay their respects. Due to COVID-19, there will not be a formal receiving line and face coverings are required.
Memorials: Grace Baptist, 3305 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, 27127; or Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.