Memorial services for Bryan Joe Harper are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Ardmore with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating.
Bryan was born Nov. 2, 1952 in Snyder, Texas, to Dwayne Aubrey Harper and Betty Jo (Chesher) Harper. He passed this life on Jan. 14, 2019, in Keller, Texas.  
Bryan grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Northwest Classen High School in 1970. He was named All-City, All Conference Receiver in Football and was offered a scholarship to UT El Paso.
On Nov. 4, 1977, he married Kathy Ann Wakefield and they spent the next 41 years together.
Bryan was an avid horse racing fan. He enjoyed spending time at Saratoga Race Track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In 1976, Bryan started his career in the pipeline industry. Throughout his career, he was a pipeline construction company owner, inspector, construction manager and project manager. He was known to many as a great manager, colleague and loyal friend in the pipeline industry. One of his biggest passions was his love for Baseball and the Boston Red Sox. Bryan also had many hobbies including watching and studying horse racing, listening to music, attending his grandchildren’s football and hockey games, dance recitals and cheer competitions. He also enjoyed traveling to the west coast and playing Blackjack.
He is survived by his wife of the home, Kathy Ann Harper (Wakefield); Father, Dwayne Aubrey Harper and his wife Trevis; Daughters, Haylee Miller and her husband Jason, Dana Harper, Jessica Pletcher and her husband Garrett; Sons, Sean Harper and his wife Suzanne, Blu Harper; brother, Aubrey Harper and his wife Ann; sister, Vicki Wallace and her husband Gil; grandchildren, Kylee Harper, Casey Harper, Jacilyn Kelley, Dawson Miller, Steelee Harper, Makinley Miller, Presley Harper, Allison Kelley, Landon Harper, Juliet Pletcher, Colton Pletcher, Luke Elvington, a half sister Alicia Gilpin and her husband Winston and great-granddaughter Alaina Kelley.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Harper.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Bryan’s favorite charity St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Donations can be made at Stjude.org. Online condolences can be made at craddockfuneralhome.com.