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Scott Harper

October 12, 1966 — December 16, 2020

Born in Hammond, IN on October 12, 1966 Departed on December 16, 2020 and resided in Murfreesboro, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterSaturday December 19, 2020 9:00am to 10:45amGraveside Service: Gallatin City CemeterySaturday December 19, 2020 11:00am
Scott Anthony Harper

Born in Hammond, IN on October 12, 1966

Departed on December 16, 2020 and resided in Murfreesboro, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Saturday December 19, 2020 9:00am to 10:45amGraveside Service: Gallatin City Cemetery Saturday December 19, 2020 11:00am

Scott Anthony Harper, age 54, of Murfreesboro, died December 16, 2020 at Nashville VA Medical Center. Scott was born in Hammond, IN on October 12, 1966 to Edward and Wilma (Hutson) Harper.

He graduated from Gallatin High School in 1984, where he set the cross-country track record. It took several years for his record to be broken. He graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Tennessee Tech University. In 2013, he graduated with a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Liberty University. A special moment of his life was walking across the stage in Lynchburg, VA after his survival of cancer three times. Scott was a veteran of the United States Army.

On September 12, 2016, Scott married his soulmate, Mary E. Jaques, who he is survived by. He is also survived by his stepdaughter, Anabel Jaques; his parents, Edward & Wilma Harper of Portland; his sister, Sonja (Richard) Burton of Portland; his aunts, Judy Golden, Marilyne (Dennis) Stone and Madonna Bushey; and his uncles, Terry (Mary) Harper and Jim (Ellen) Harper.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 19th at the historic Gallatin City Cemetery in Gallatin, TN. Visitation will be 9:00 -10:45 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center. *If you are planning to attend visitation or service, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

It was often said that Scott touched your life when he met you. Please pay that forward and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to animal rescue or a charity of your choice in his name.

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

15 Comments The Bakers December 17, 2020 at 11:48 pm - Reply

Scott was such a special guy! We will miss him so much!

Mary Baugher December 18, 2020 at 12:26 am - Reply

So sorry for your loss

Joyce Benton December 18, 2020 at 12:39 am - Reply

Scott was a man with gentle and kind ways, backed by incredible inner strength. Filled with wisdom and knowledge, and a strong faith in God, he truly was an inspiration to everyone who met him.

Wanda Whitlock December 18, 2020 at 1:05 am - Reply

I had the privilege of meeting him. He had a smile on his face and was quick witted. You will be greatly missed.

Donald Jones December 18, 2020 at 2:10 am - Reply

He and I were childhood friends we played tennis together, he was a great tennis player. Prayers and thoughts go out to all his family and friends.

Ruth Wright December 18, 2020 at 1:18 am - Reply

Deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one He will be missed by many. Love and Prayers to each of you .God Bless !Ruth, Jay and Tracy

Sheila Frye December 18, 2020 at 1:30 am - Reply

Uncle Ed and aunt Wilma I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.I love you all.

Gabby Miller December 18, 2020 at 1:57 am - Reply

Scott was a great man! Blessed to be his home health nurse. Yall are like mt 2nd family. Prayers.

Rebecca Welsh December 18, 2020 at 2:06 am - Reply

So sorry about your loss, RIP Scott <3

Jackie Kane Conner December 18, 2020 at 2:46 am - Reply

I was there when Scott broke the cross country record for GHS. He was a ball of laughs and always a friend. You will be truly missed my friend.

Phil Trammel January 17, 2021 at 7:37 pm - Reply

Just now finding out about this, I'm so sad. But I have that same memory, which helps. Byron and Scott both dove into a big ditch of water to celebrate…too cold for me.

Richard Burton December 18, 2020 at 11:44 am - Reply

Scott was my brother-inlaw,I’m married to his sister Sonja.
Back in the 80s before her went into the army he worked for me in the City of Gallatin Street Department. Scott wasca hard worker never complained about any had duties. That was really not what impressed me the most.
, There were a couple of guys that worked there that were kinda loners that really did not have many friends in the workplace. Scott took them under his wings and made friends with them. That really made a big difference in their lives.
That really impressed me about him.
You will be missed by so many,now he has gone to be with those two guys again bringing a smile to their face.

Steve Cox December 18, 2020 at 1:36 pm - Reply

RIP Scott, another one of our vet brothers gone but not forgotten, Our country is proud of your service,

Kelly Coley December 22, 2020 at 2:15 pm - Reply

A fine classmate and I know he will be missed. I remember his Cross Country running especially. God bless

Jay Huff December 23, 2020 at 4:30 pm - Reply

Many prayers to Mr. and Mrs. Wilma, family and friends.

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