George Harper III, 56, passed away peacefully on Monday December 2, 2019 in Oak Cliff, Texas. He was born June 2, 1963 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to George II and Claudean Harper. He was a 1981 graduate of Oak Grove High School in North Little Rock. From a very young age, George began his mastery of commercial and general contracting by working with his father who was the first Black commercial contractor in the State of Arkansas. Together they worked on many projects throughout Arkansas and in their community of North Little Rock.
George moved to Dallas Texas in the early 80s where he met and married Margarette Harper on June 8, 2009. Everyone who knows George knows that he loved Margarette dearly and kept her close to his heart. His only child and daughter, Leianne Griffin; and two grandchildren Christina and Sariah were the loves of his life. George also left behind two step-children, David Lisk and Anthony Donnay.
The eldest male, George was the patriarch of a brother and three sisters: Tyrone Harper, Wonda Brown, Camile White, Necole Harper and Teresa Harper.
George was a spiritual man, a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He touched the hearts and lives of countless people who were in need. He will be remembered as the all-time pillar of the community. His work was his hobby ; and he also enjoyed camping, biking, card playing and traveling with his wife, Margarette, to participate in 5k and 10k walk/runs.
Always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone, George was a jack-of-all-trades and a master of all. From vehicles to A/C units to plumbing. George has left a legacy of service, integrity and community in Dallas Texas. Let all of the family, friends and others whose lives George touched celebrate his life and legacy.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I’ve found now peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things, I too will l miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much;
good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
don’t lengthen your time with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now – He set me free.
by Shannon Lee Moseley
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Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors
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