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Timothy Paul Harper

September 3, 1942 ~ March 25, 2022 (age 79)

Obituary

Timothy Paul Harper

1942 - 2022

Tim Paul Harper, beloved husband, father, and friend, went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2022 surrounded by his closest family.  He was born in Charlie, Texas on September 3, 1942 to Paul and Mary Harper.  Tim was a very successful man and achieved many great accomplishments throughout his time.  He served as Mayor of Azle from 1969 – 1971 and owned several businesses, Azle Automotive, Stardust Skating Rink, Ash Creek Auto, and Harper and Associates Real Estate.  Tim actively served with the Masonic Lodge since 1984 and holds an “A” Certificate in Esoteric Work.  He also received a 25 year service award in 2009. 

Tim served in the following Lodges:

  • Eureka Lodge No. 371, Springtown Texas, current Treasurer, Endowed Member, and Golden Trowel Recipient
  • Azle Lodge No. 601, Endowed Member, past Worshipful Master 2007-2008
  • Tranquility Lodge No. 2000, Texas, Endowed Member
  • Phoenix Lodge No. 275, Weatherford Texas, Endowed Member
  • Whitt Lodge No. 624, Whitt Texas, Endowed Member
  • Bowie Lodge No. 578, Bowie Texas, Endowed Member
  • Worth Commandery No. 19, Knights Templar, Fort Worth Texas
  • Mineral Wells No. 611, Mineral Wells Texas, Endowed
  • Ft. Richardson No. 320, Jacksboro Texas, Endowed Member
  • Perrin No. 1082, Perrin Texas, endowed Member
  • Joplin No. 939, Joplin Texas, Endowed Member and Golden Trowel Recipient

Order of the Eastern Star:

  • Weatherford No. 21, past Patron
  • Springtown No. 498, past Patron
  • Mineral Wells No. 44, Associate Patron
  • Moslah Shriner:
  • Moslah Shrine, Fort Worth Texas, Member
  • Presented with Samsar Jewel by Moslah Shriners

Scottish Rite:

  • Fort Worth Scottish Rite Bodies, Endowed Member
  • Scottish Rite Degree Team, Member
  • Eagle Mountain Shrine Club, Fort Worth Texas, Member, Past President
  • York Rite, Member
  • El Texa Grotto, Past Supreme Council M.O.V.P.E.R. Member

 

Even with all the great achievements and awards Tim received, he still found time to have personal hobbies.  For a brief while he took up interest as an Apiarian (Beekeeper) but found greater joy in other pastimes.  He was an avid Hunter and Angler, and worked as a speed skating coach for many years.  Tim strongly supported the American Red Cross North Texas Region.  His love for Classic Car Restoration ran deep with his 1958 Chevy Impala, 1955 T-Bird, and 1967 Firebird.  He then became a member of the Parker County Cruisers.  Above all, spending time with his family brought him more joy than any award or hobby ever could.  Tim’s giving heart and contagious smile will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

He has been reunited with his father, Paul Harper; mother, Mary Luna Harper; and brother, Phil Harper, in God’s Eternal Kingdom.

Tim will be deeply and lovingly missed by his wife, Sandra Morris Harper of Weatherford; sisters, Loretta Mattix of Banes, Texas and Jane Slade of Bowie, Texas; son, Robbie Harper, endowed member of Azle Masonic Lodge, and wife, Amy, of Johnson City, Texas; son, Rodney Harper, endowed member of Azle Masonic Lodge, and wife, Shana of Lake Jackson, Texas;  step-daughter, Angel Mendes and husband, Scott of Weatherford, Texas; grandchildren, Chase Harper, Rusty Clower, Kaden Mendes, Jeanette Harper, Jorden Mendes, and Kolten Mendes; and a host of friends who became family.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Chapel from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  A Celebration of Life will be held the following day, March 30, 2022, at Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Chapel beginning at 2:00 PM with entombment to follow at Azleland Mausoleum. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 29, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Home Chapel
850 N. Cardinal Road
Azle, TX 76020

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
March 30, 2022

2:00 PM
Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Home Chapel
850 N. Cardinal Road
Azle, TX 76020

Entombment
Wednesday
March 30, 2022

Azleland Cemetery and Memorial Park, N. Cardinal Road, Azle, Texas

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