Herbert "Gene" Harper

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September 5, 1939 ~ February 10, 2023

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC

Herbert “Gene” Autrey Harper, age 83, passed away Friday, February 10, 2023 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

Mr. Harper was born in Buncombe County to the late Clyde and Helen Sharpe Harper.

Gene was a 1957 graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Grassy Branch Baptist Church and he enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, music and singing and even wrote a few gospel songs.

Gene is survived by his wife, Peggy Bryson Harper; a son, Kevin Harper (Tracy); a daughter, Deanna Harper Sims (Kent); step-son, Thomas G. Pinkerton, Jr. (Kim); step-daughter, Lisa A. Peluso; a brother, Bob Harper; a sister, Vickie Vila; five grandchildren, Cole Harper (Sara), Lennox Pinkerton, Griffin Harper, Lucy Sims, Sabrea Pinkerton and two great grandchildren, Jude Harper and Sandy Mae Harper.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice; https://fourseasonsfdn.org

Services

Funeral Service: February 13, 2023 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Visitation: February 13, 2023 12:00 pm - May 20, 2024 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Burial:

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804

(828)645-6915

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Our condolences for your loss. Gene was a unique boss and a great friend to work for and with. Rest in Peace Gene.

  2. My prayers are with you Peggy and all of the family. I remember Gene when I was young when he worked at the A & P on Biltmore Ave. as we went there on Saturday’s. God give you comfort and be with you everyday my dear friend from Grassy Branch Church as we grew up there.

  3. Sending love and prayers to you Peggy and your family during this difficult time. May God comfort and guide you. I’ll always remember all the good times Buck and I had going on vacations with you and Gene.

  4. We are so sorry about Gene. He had been sick for so long. But, he is at peace now and has been completely healed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Peggy and family. May GOD surround you with comfort and healing.

  5. Deanna, Kevin, and family, we are so sorry for your loss of your Dad. We always had great times visiting each other. We cherish those memories. May God bless you and keep you in His loving hands, give you many precious memories until you meet again in Heaven. We send you our deepest sympathy and love. Ted and Barbara Holcombe

  6. Gene Harper was a dear, dear friend and co worker. We nagged each other at lunch time but we’re friends for life. May his family be comforted during their grief.


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