Bernard F. Harper, 49, of Zanesville, died on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born April 21, 1963 in Zanesville, a son of Cecil F. and Marjorie Mae Lashley Harper of Zanesville. Bernard gave the gift of life as an Organ Donor. He also worked at Harperâ€™s Auto Body as an auto body repairman.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his loving wife, Dorothy â€œDineâ€ Ulry Harper, whom he married on November 5, 2011; two sons, Brad Allen Harper and Michael R. (Ashley) Efaw both of Zanesville; a daughter, Jessica R. Efaw of Zanesville; three grandchildren, Raelin, Glory and Kai; three brothers, Clayton (Alice) Harper, Jeffrey Harper and Kevin Michael Harper all of Zanesville; two sisters, Debbie (Ralph) Worden of Zanesville and Dianne Harper of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Candy Bruton of Zanesville; a special friend, Chris Armstrong of Zanesville; four nieces, Stephanie, Amanda, Jessica and Chelsea; and five nephews, Loren, Jamie, Kyle, Jason and Corey.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Glenna and Clyde Ulry, paternal grandparents, William R. and Elsie D. (Mahon) Harper and Oscar and Florence Lashley.
Friends and family may call from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 where the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Bernard will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery, Zanesville.
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