The Duncan Banner

June 14, 2013

Sterling Wayne Harper

Sept. 11, 1943 — June 13, 2013


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Sterling Wayne Harper, 69, of Duncan, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at his home in Duncan.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Corner Stone Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Andy Jenkins officiating. Interment services will be at 3 p.m. in the Sentinel Cemetery at Sentinel, under direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Wayne was born Sept. 11, 1943, at Antioch, Calif., the son of Sterling A. and Goldie Marie Giffin Harper. He and Paula Ryan were married Jan. 12, 1980, in Oklahoma City. He was the owner of W.P. Construction in Bentonville, Ark., retiring in 2006. He also worked as a computer manager for Star Manufacturing in Oklahoma City, and J. B. Hunt Trucking of Springdale, Ark. Was active in the MAPS (Mission America Placement Service) building churches, loved to fish, Antique and Build. He attended the Corner Stone Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Geraldine Harper Pyatt.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Ryan Harper of the home; a daughter, Suzanne Doss and her husband CJ of Coweta; son, Gerald D. Harper of Arlington, Texas; step-daughter, Johna K. Walker and her husband Steve of Waynesville, Mo.; four granddaughters: Kendra Eddy of Tulsa, Samantha Dempewolf of Coweta, Morgan Walker of Waynesville and Stephenie Walker of Waynesville; two grandsons: Dylan W. Harper and Bradyn T. Harper, both of Arlington, Texas; great-grandsons: Kacey Eddy and Corbin Eddy, both of Tulsa; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Harper of Arlington; brother, Dwight Harper and his wife Jackie of Red Oak, Texas; a sister, Patsy James and her husband Eddy of Anchorage, Alaska; three brothers-in-law: Jim Shults and his wife Kay of Temple, Dewey Ryan and his wife Debbie of Austin, Texas, and Dr. Harry Ryan and his wife Darla of McKinney, Texas; and many special cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Harold Deshazo, Mike Wolf, Jim Shults, Walker Ryan, Dr. Harry Ryan, Dewey Ryan.

Online condolences may be made at www.bailespolk.com.