Isaac Harper Jr

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Isaac Harper Jr (Ike Jr), was born November 24, 1964 in Columbus, Ohio to Isaac Harper Sr and E. Anna (Fuller) Harper. He departed this earthly life on Christmas Day, December 25, 2021.
Ike Jr, confessed the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior at a young age, joined and was baptized at Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. His favorite scripture was, Jesus Wept, John 11:35.
Ike Jr, completed his formal education at Columbus City Schools and was a 1983 graduate of Linden McKinley High School. He later went on to Columbus State Community College.
In 1984 Ike Jr, became employed with The State of Ohio, Department of Public Safety where he remained until his retirement after 30 ½ years of service.
Ike Jr was loved by his family and you can best believe he LOVED his family right back. He was an all-around fun, loving, sometimes loud, but gentle guy. His favorite past times were Fishing, playing Bid Whist, Dominoes, watching Sanford and Son, Joyce Meyer Ministries, and cherished Dallas Cowboys.
On February 6, 1991 Ike Jr, became the proud Father of his Beloved Son and Best friend, Damon Michael Harper. He and Damon had a great father son relationship from the beginning and Ike Jr, became a fulltime single father in 2005. These two really became two peas in a pod and were often lovingly referred to by family as Fred and Lamont.
Ike is preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, John W. Harper and Lula (Ezekiel) Bledsoe. Maternal grandparents John and Lora Fuller, and D Michelle Pack (Mother of Damon).
Ike Jr will be loved and sorely missed by his only son, Damon Michael Harper. Parents; Isaac and Anna Harper Sr. Sisters; Debbie (Andre) Hughley & Charese L. Harper. Favorite niece; Kaylah I. Price. Nephew; Marcus Hughley and Family, Nieces; Chonnette Hughley and Family and Jackie Wright and Family. Uncle; Louis Harper. Aunts, Dorothy Tucker, E. Jean (Preston Mack) Harper & Elizabeth Sheppheard. Great Aunts; Luvolia Cook and Hester Harper and his Dear; Fuller, Brown, Harper’s and Hughley family. A host of Cousins and friends.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, December 31, 2021 at Triedstone Baptist Church 858 E 3rd Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Sending love and condolences for this sad loss of your brother.

  2. I’m going to miss my Cowboy friend Ike Harper,have fun n Heaven with the Lord & Jesus ,I hope I make it there with yall when my time comes God bless you. IKE

  3. Daniel M. Rispress II

    My sincere condolences and sympathies to Ike’s family, friends, and former co-workers. May God bless you with his peace and love.

  4. Sending my condolences and prayers to Ike’s family. Ike will surely be missed.

  5. Darlene and Timothy Britford

    My condolences and blessings to the Harper family. Ike Jr. was a delightful and fun loving person who left you with a smile. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. May God continue to provide you strength in the coming days. Memories are so precious!

  6. Charese and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of you loss. I am praying that God will send His love and comforter to you all. The LORD bless you and keep you; may the LORD cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the LORD lift up His countenance toward you and give you His Shalom peace.

  7. To the family of Mr. Isaac Harper Jr.
    On behalf of my family and the numerous employees of the Ohio Department of Public Safety that worked with and came to know Isaac “Ike” Harper, expressions of love and prayers of comfort to each one of you. The word of God tells us life is but a vapor and before we know it we find it has concluded. Ike touched a number of people during his time on this side of life and has now entered into his time of rest. Though he no longer dwells in the land of the living, he is at peace with the Father. Those who knew and cared about Ike will not only be praying for the family at this time but in the challenging days to come. Rest in Him and He will take you through all the days of your life. Grace and peace to you all.
    Be at peace Ike.

  8. I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of your son Isaac. Anna and Isaac Sr. were dear friends of my sister Ora and brother-in-law George Sheppard My prayer is for your comfort at this difficult time. Know that others care and join in lifting you in prayer as you mourn your loved one! God bless!

    • Anita Renee Favors

      The Favors Family Cousins send hugs and much love to our beloved Ohio family on the loss of Ike Jr. We share the grief of this transition and pray for your strength and peace. May all of the great family memories and the loving arms of God sustain and keep you! Much love- Anita Favors and family

  9. Tim Young and Angie Yinger

    Our hearts go out to Ike’s family at this difficult time. Ike was a good man and will be missed by many. Rest in peace Ike.

  10. George and Bobbie Powell

    From George & Bobbie Powell. Sending “Our Sincere and Heartfelt Condolences to the Harper Family. “

  11. Praying for comfort for the family of Isaac . May God bless you and carry you through this difficult time. May the memories that you share with one another, warm your hearts .
    Condolences and continued prayers,
    The Jakeway ( Fuller) family

  12. Sending condolences, love and prayers to Mr and Mrs Harper and the entire Harper family.❤️

  13. From the Gould family, we give are condolences to the Harper family. Our cousin Ike Jr. will be missed. We enjoyed the fellowship at the family reunions with him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all.

  14. From the Cowart and Garrett Family in Cedartown, Ga., we send condolences and prayers to the Harper family. May God comfort you and give you strength. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace. God Bless You All,
    Neil and Kathy Garrett Cowart.

  15. Guy & Gloria Howard & Dolly

    We send our sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time. We pray that your loving memories of Ike Jr. will bring you peace,confort, and strength always. His infectious smile and laughter when he enters a room will be missed. Thinking of you with love.

  16. Charles, Adrienne, Adryanna, & Christianna Brown

    Our family prays with the entire Harper clan. Ike Jr. will be surely missed. We pray for strength and endurance for Brother Damon in the days.

  17. Charles, Adrienne, Adryanna, & Christianna Brown

    Our family prays with the entire Harper clan. Ike Jr. will be surely missed. We pray for strength and endurance for Brother Damon in the coming days.

  18. Ike, Anna and family,

    Deepest Sympathy to your entire family. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Keeping you in my prayers.

  19. My sincerest condolences to Ike’s family and friends. I pray that God peace surrounds you today and in the days to come.

  20. Mr. and Mrs. Harper and Family, my prayers are with you. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Remember, Ike Jr will always be with you.

  21. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. Viceta King-Richardson

    The King-Richardson family is deeply sorrow for the passing of your loved one. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  23. My heart and prayers go out to you all family!

  24. Thomas (T.B.) Baity, Jr. (JoAnn)
    Denise Baity

    Our family is sending condolences and prayers to the Harper family. May God continue to bless you all…

  25. Kenneth and Bonnie Hayes

    To the Harper Family

    Sending prayers and love to all of you. May God continue to keep you during this difficult time.

  26. Rev.'s Norman & Annette (Cochran) Barber

    To Mr. & Mrs. Harper, Family and Friends. We are sad to learn about the passing of your son ISAAC. Praying GOD will continue to Bless and Heal you during this very difficult time. We know our GOD is our COMFORTER. Sending love to you from Edmond, Oklahoma.

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