Christopher Charles Harper, 43, formerly of Walton

Christopher Charles Harper, 43, of New Castle, Delaware, formerly of Walton, W.Va., died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Christina Care Hospital, Newark, Delaware.

He was born May 25, 1975 in Lexington, Ky., the son of Gary and Mary Duncan Harper of Walton.

Christopher was a maintenance base manager for Piedmont Airlines. He was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, where he earned his degree in aviation maintenance. Christopher was also a 1993 graduate of Walton High School. His hobbies included golf, hunting and the outdoors, as well as traveling.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Deana; daughters, Casey Love America of Port St. Lucie, Florida. and Ariana Rose Thornton of Salisbury, Maryland; stepdaughter, Amie Thornton of Parsonsburg, Maryland; brother, Vincent Harper of Charleston, West Virginia; paternal grandmother, Clista Harper of Walton, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Carl Charles Harper; maternal grandparents, Elmer Estes and Louise Josephine Duncan.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12 at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Walton, with the Rev. Jerry Board officiating. The visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

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