Bennie James Harper, 55, of Rolla, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., died Jan. 20 at Jefferson City, Mo.
Born at Forrest City, he was the son of the late Cecil and Inez Goss Harper.
Survivors include his children, Jonathan Pierce Harper and Sarah Harper Welch, both of Rolla; one brother, Dale Harper; and one sister, Brenda Harper.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Pierce Harper, in 2000.
The funeral services were held on Jan. 23 at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville, Mo., with burial following in Leachville Cemetery.
Friends may E-mail condolences to www.howardfuneralservice.com.