|James M. Harper, 71, of West Columbia, West Virginia formerly of Walton, West Virginia died November 2, 2013 after an extended illness.|
He was born September 8, 1942 in Charleston, West Virginia a son of the late Walter and Wanda Edith Paxton Harper. He was a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by one daughter, Shannon Epling of Spencer
WV; two sons, Brian "Bud" Harper of Reedy WV and Jim Harper of Cool Ridge WV; four sisters, Janet Davis of Spencer, Billie Jones and June Fields, both of Charleston WV and Jane Fields of Huntington WV; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Jean Harper.
Service 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Gandeeville Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.