Feb. 26, 1938-Jan. 6, 2018

Jack William Harper, 79, Goldsboro, passed away Saturday evening at Willow Creek Nursing Home.

Jack was born in Wayne County Feb. 26, 1938, to the late Gardner and Beatrice Jones Harper.

He retired as a supervisor with Borden Manufacturing.

Those of us who knew Jack weep at our loss, laugh with our remembrances and reflect deeply on how much he meant to us.

A service to celebrate Jack's life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Wednesday following the service at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at his home.

Jack is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Lillie Mitchell Harper; daughter, Brenda Harper Williams of Goldsboro; sons, William Jeffrey Harper of Goldsboro and Jimmy Lee Harper and wife, Shelby, of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Lisa Harper Goff and husband, John, Jason Harper and wife, Christina, Rebecca Leggion, Justin Williams, Matthew Harper and wife, Heather, and Christopher Harper; and great-grandchildren, Jasmine Bieri, MacKenzie Goff, Kyla Young, Hunter Holland, Brandon Harper, Jayden Leggion and Colton Harper.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Mitchell, Carol Gurley and Geraldine Sugg, and brother, Johnny Harper.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.