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Lyndoll Harper

Lyndoll Harper was born October 19, 1942 in Sulphur Springs (Hopkins County) Texas, the first son of the late Ollie V. (Hogan) Harper and Bennie Mae Harris Harper.

Lyndoll attended Douglas High School. He began working at an early age as a service station attendant at R.D Denny’s to help pay the bills and buy school supplies for his younger brothers and sisters. He was the oldest of 11 children.

Lyndoll believed in working. After the service station attendant job, his Uncle Curly Harper got him on at Pratt’s Packing House as a Meat processor. He worked there until he moved to Dallas in 1968, he became employed with City Meat Market for a while until he was offered a job at Hans Mueller Sausage Company. He worked there until the company closed down after he had been there for 28 years. Soon after that Miss Wanda Huckaby offered him a job as a custodian at Comstock Middle School. He worked there until he retired in 2012. Lyndoll was the parking lot attendant/Security Guard for Third Avenue and was affectionately known as “Officer Friendly”. While being the security guard, he also made sure the church floors were spotless with a polished shine until his health failed and he was no longer able to work.

While working at City Meat he worked alongside the late Pasto C. H. Gerald who led him to give his life to Christ. He was baptized at Community First by Pastor Gerald and served as the van driver for a while. Later he united with Third Avenue under the leadership of Pastor Michael Pryor who convinced him that since his family attended Third Avenue and he served as the parking lot attendant, he should be a member too, so he united with Third Avenue in the Pastor’s office.

Lyndoll loved talking on his CB radio and his first handle was “Black Sic Pack” because that was all he would bring to the gathering of friends, on sic pack. He later changed his handle to “Smokey Joe”. He was known, respected and loved world-wide by his CB buddies and community

Lyndoll married his hometown sweetheart Bobbie Jean Kelly on July 25, 1964 in Sulphur Springs.

Lyndoll made his transition on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Charleston Methodist Hospital.

He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife of 53 years, 10 months and 24 days Bobbie Harper, 3 daughters Sandra Warren Rodriguez, Rhonda Harper Davis (Derwin), Yolanda Lynn Harper Moore(Undray), 3 sons Quincy Charles Garcia (Belvis), Christopher Michael Garcia, Lester Garcia(Lauren) (3) brothers Charles Harper (Debra) of Ft. Worth Texas, Glen Harper (Sheila) of Como ,Texas. Howard Harper (Carla) of Sulphur Springs, Texas… (3) sisters Joyce (Aunt Rickie) Sharper of Dallas, Texas, Mary Stribling of Como, Texas and Lou Ann Wright (Walter) of Winnsboro, Texas, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, one aunt and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, he was preceded in death by his parents and (4) brothers Roy Harper, Eugene Harper, Arnold Harper, and Bobby Harper.


Author: Staff Reporter

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