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Danny Ray Harper

June 28, 1946 — November 30, 2023

San Antonio

Danny Ray Harper


Danny Ray Harper passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour on November 30, 2023. He was the youngest of five children born to Lewis D. Harper, Sr. and Myrtle  P. Harper. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Lewis D Harper, Jr. sister Madeline C. (Harper) Russell, brother Jimmy S. Harper and brother Bobby E. Harper and his step-son Barry D. Sulpizio. He is survived by his loving wife Janice D. Harper of San Antonio , TX, son Aaron B. Harper and wife Jennifer of DeForest, WI, son Adam B. Harper of Reedsport, OR and daughter-in-law Diana L. Sulpizio of San Antonio , TX. He is also survived by his step-mother Fumiko (Tezuka) Harper of Benton, LA, half-sister Suzanne N. (Harper) Stinson and husband Ford of Benton, LA and half-brother Anthony K. Harper and wife Lisa of Mesa, AZ.

Danny served in the US Army for 21 years retiring as a Master Sergeant. He saw service in the Republic of Vietnam and in Germany retiring from the Army in June of 1987 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He held numerous jobs in life and greatly enjoyed working in information technology following his military service.

Danny loved his family above all else. His happiest times were those spent visiting with family over the years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed tennis, softball, pool and table tennis. His hobbies were electronics, computer programming and occasionally playing the piano and plinking the guitar.

Danny leaves behind grandchildren Micheal A. Harper and Vanessa Salazar of Liverpool, TX, Samantha C. Harper of Houston, TX, Audrey G. Sulpizio of San Antonio, TX, Adam W. Boehl of San Antonio, TX, great granddaughter Kya Harper of Liverpool, TX and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all the staff and workers at Harbour Hospice of Bexar County for their dedication, kind and compassionate care provided to Danny.

Danny requested cremation and to be entombed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. No services will be held at this time per his request. Entombment with full military honors at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Pavillion is tentatively planned for March 14, 2024. A Celebration of Life for Danny and for his son Barry who passed in April 2023 will follow at the Hill Country Retreat Clubhouse. Details will be provided at a later date.







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