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Jimmie Stanton Harper

Jimmie Stanton Harper, age 86 of Lebanon, passed away December 5, 2023. Visitation will be from 2 PM until 5 PM on Friday, December 15th and from noon until the celebration of life service at 2 PM on Saturday, December 16th at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon with Rev. David Hesson officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Harper was born in Lancaster, Tennessee to the late Sidney Stanton and Susie Frances Lancaster Harper on October 30, 1937. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Ann Bland Harper; son, Stan (Jamie) Harper of Lakewood Ranch, Florida and daughter, Leigh Ann (John) Tribble of Lebanon; sister, Rose Winfree of Franklin ; five grandchildren: David (Lauren) Harper of Maineville, Ohio; Eric Harper of Kissimmee, Florida; Daniel (Savannah) Tribble of Lebanon; Amy (Drake) Watson of Lebanon; and Paul (Bailey) Tribble of Lebanon; and four great-grandchildren: River and Luka Harper of Maineville, Ohio; Harper Tribble of Lebanon, and Haven Tribble of Lebanon.

Mr. Harper was a proud graduate of Carthage High School (Smith County High School) and Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (Tennessee Technological University). Pastimes included fishing, hunting, playing golf and tennis, and watching the University of Tennessee basketball and football teams. A member of Lebanon First United Methodist Church, he served on various committees, sang in the choir, and was a volunteer youth leader. After retiring from the Tennessee Department of Transportation as Personnel Director, he worked several years as a court officer under former Judge John Wooten.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Lebanon First United Methodist Church, 415 West Main Street, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements


Messages for the Family

  1. Ronnie Kelley says:
    Sorry for your loss Mr HARPER was a great christian man and friend
  2. Royce jackson says:
    Great guy, will be remembered for his entire contribution to his time on every thing he was involved with during his life.
  3. Ronald Tucker says:
    Jim was a great man. He was the Personal Director that hired at TDOT of which I had a 30 year career. I owe my career to Jim. Praying for the family. May God Bless you and comfort you in the loss of your loved one. RIP Jim!
  4. Chester J Craig says:
    Jim and I shared a our birthdates on October 30, and many wonderful meeting at the First United Methodist Church. I am proud to have called him a FRIEND.
  5. William M Williams says:
    Jim Harper was my Director, friend and mentor while I worked at the Department of Transportation from 1981 to 2001. He will be missed by many friends and collogues.
  6. J W and Toni McGuire says:
    Praying for your family. Love you Mrs Ann.
  7. Jack Stout says:
    So sorry for your loss, Leigh Ann. I still remember your dad hiring me at TDOT. Just remember there will be a reunion day soon in the presence of our Lord! Love you and your family.
  8. Terry Malone says:
    My sincerest sympathy to Ann, Stan and Leigh Ann. May the Lord comfort and strenghten you in this difficult time. Jim was a good man and also the best friend I ever had. I miss the three amigos-Jim, Roy and I. You all remain in my prayers.