Fallen Hero: SGM(Ret.) William “Puddin” Harper


Funeral Home

Robert Barham Family Funeral Home

6300 Hwy 39 North Meridian, MS 39305


Robert Barham Family Funeral Home
Thursday, January 14, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
6300 Hwy 39 North
Meridian, MS 39305


Mississippi Veterans Cemetery
Thursday, January 14, 2021
11:00 AM
53 Coast Plains Road
Newton, MS 39345



Graveside services for Mr. William “Puddin” Harper will begin at 11:00 am Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery with the Reverend Dr. Tom Sikes officiating. Interment will follow graveside rites. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
Mr. Harper, 74, of Fairhope, AL passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Meridian, MS.
Mr. Harper served in the US Army for over 40 years where he retired as a 1st Sergeant Major. William was a teacher for the ROTC and was also active in the Meridian Little Theatre for 25 years. William and his wife were currently residents of Fairhope, AL.
Mr. Harper is survived by his wife, Jan Harper; stepsons, John Mutziger, Jr (Bay) and Wesley Mutziger (Clair). Two brothers, John Harper and Richard Harper (Debora) as well as a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.
Mr. William Lee Harper is preceded in death by his parents, John Lee Harper, Sr. and Mildred Harper; and daughter, Stephanie Harper.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Anderson Regional Medical Center Cancer Benevolence Fund in lieu of flowers.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com.
The family will receive guests from 9:00 am-10:00 am at the funeral home. Facial coverings must be worn to attend services.