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Celebrating the life of
Earl Robert "Bobby" Harpe
December 25, 1942 - July 15, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 1:00pm - Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523
  • Interment
  • - Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

May the friends and family of Mr. Harpe find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

, , CT

To all family and friends, I am sorry for your loss. Difficult times such as these are made better when we consider Jehovah's comforting words found in the Bible.1 Corinthians 15:26 helps comfort us in knowing that God's Kingdom will bring death to it's end. This is just one of many comforting promises that Jehovah will fulfill. I hope this brings you some comfort during this difficult time.

www.jw.org, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your family's loss. May you find comort in God's word. For "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted, He saves those who are crushed in spirit."-Psalm 34:18

B.B, , Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Dear JoAnn, I am saddened hearing of your husband's passing. Don and I offer you and your family our deepest sympathy and condolences. Jean

Jean Tuten, Savannah, GA

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However Jehovah is the supreme comforter and offers it through his word The Bible. 1Corinthians 15:26 brings comfort in knowing that soon God's kingdom will put an end to death. I hope this scripture and many like it help you to endure this difficult time

, Savannah, Ga

Dear Jo and family, so sorry for your loss. I didn't know your husband but knew his parents lived not far from me when I first got married. I've been meaning to call you since you retired. I think about you whenever I go over to the hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless you and your family.

Ann Norton, Savannah, Ga

Bobby was just an amazing all around great man, Someone who always had a smile and words of encouragement and support. Nothing was more important than Jo, Kim, Kathy and the grandkids. As soon as a conversation turned to them his eyes lit up and his love obvious and abundant. I can never express enough my appreciation and respect for the guidance and wisdom he shared with Brad and Ryan. Constantly a role model for both, I knew Bobby could fill the voids when I wasn’t around. As noted, Bobby was the consumate “Southern Gentleman”, soft spoken but stood tall for all that knew him. Bonnie and I will sorely miss him..

Keith & Bonnie Norwood, Wellington, Florida

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this challenging time.

Carol Ann Victor-Erwin, Savannah, ga

So sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. He was a friend of our family when he was in high school. I remember he ran a peach stand on the highway for his dad. Best wishes

Parker, Savannah, GA

May you be comforted in this time of sorrow. We love you all.

Debbie and Audrey, Savannah, Ga

I have a lot of great stories. Bobby we will miss you Roger

roger &lynette wright, savannah , ga

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. At least he has no pain or suffering. To be in the Lord's House is the most wonderful place to be. Sincerely, Sherry

Sherry Hanel Shealy, Savannah, Ga.

Jo and Children: What a wonderful man, husband and Father he was. Praying for strength and comfort for you all. You will be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Much Love to you my sweet Jo. (Weezie)

Louise Williams, Brooklet, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. Please continue to trust in what the words say at Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8 where it says that death will soon be done away with for good.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

What a kind and gentle spirit sweet Bobby was! I will always remember him with love and laughter and with a sense if humor that just snuck up on you. My heart is broken for Jo, the girls and all the family who knew that besides the cutest legs ever to wear gym shorts (as I’d tell him) he was also a beautiful and Good man who loved his family so much!! Much love to all.

Josie Murphy, Savannah, Ga,

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jo and her family. He leaves such a wonderful legacy behind.

Bill and Liane Lee, Dallas, TX

May God bless and comfort your family.

Frank and Elizabeth Harn, Savannah, Ga.,

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. He was so well respected by our entire family and I always referred to him as a true "Southern Gentleman". We are all thinking of you and you are in our prayers.

Joe and Janey Bennett, Indianapolis, IN

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Earl Robert Harpe (Bobby) passed away peacefully at his home on July 15, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, JoAnn Harpe; his daughters, Kathy Scholer (Greg) of Carmel, Indiana, Kim Gil (Larry) of Savannah, Georgia; sisters Alethia Shelton (Larry) of Savannah, Georgia, and Janeen Carter (Joseph) of Cummings, Georgia; grandchildren: Ashley, Zachary, Brandon, Nelson and Addison, along with many nieces and nephews that loved him dearly.   To them, “Papa was AWESOME!”

Bobby was a native of Savannah, GA born to the late Claxton and Evelyn Harpe. He graduated from Jenkins High School (1961) and joined the Army National Guard.   His career included Mutual of Omaha, Maxwell Furniture, and Haverty’s. An avid gardener, he became a UGA Master Gardener and started his own landscaping business, Southern Lawns.

Bobby loved American History and captivated the room when he spoke. A lifelong fan of major league baseball, Bobby rarely missed a game. Go Braves! He was a member of St. James Parish, Catholic War Veterans, and a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #631.

He is remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He epitomized, “Southern Gentleman”.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 19th at 12:00 noon followed by a mass at 1:00pm at Saint James Catholic Church with interment at Forest Lawn. The family encourages donations to the American Heart Association or Alzheimer Association in lieu of flowers.

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May the friends and family of Mr. Harpe find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

, , CT

To all family and friends, I am sorry for your loss. Difficult times such as these are made better when we consider Jehovah's comforting words found in the Bible.1 Corinthians 15:26 helps comfort us in knowing that God's Kingdom will bring death to it's end. This is just one of many comforting promises that Jehovah will fulfill. I hope this brings you some comfort during this difficult time.

www.jw.org, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your family's loss. May you find comort in God's word. For "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted, He saves those who are crushed in spirit."-Psalm 34:18

B.B, , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Alethia & Larry Shelton — Georgia

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Dear JoAnn, I am saddened hearing of your husband's passing. Don and I offer you and your family our deepest sympathy and condolences. Jean

Jean Tuten, Savannah, GA

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However Jehovah is the supreme comforter and offers it through his word The Bible. 1Corinthians 15:26 brings comfort in knowing that soon God's kingdom will put an end to death. I hope this scripture and many like it help you to endure this difficult time

, Savannah, Ga

Dear Jo and family, so sorry for your loss. I didn't know your husband but knew his parents lived not far from me when I first got married. I've been meaning to call you since you retired. I think about you whenever I go over to the hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless you and your family.

Ann Norton, Savannah, Ga

Bobby was just an amazing all around great man, Someone who always had a smile and words of encouragement and support. Nothing was more important than Jo, Kim, Kathy and the grandkids. As soon as a conversation turned to them his eyes lit up and his love obvious and abundant. I can never express enough my appreciation and respect for the guidance and wisdom he shared with Brad and Ryan. Constantly a role model for both, I knew Bobby could fill the voids when I wasn’t around. As noted, Bobby was the consumate “Southern Gentleman”, soft spoken but stood tall for all that knew him. Bonnie and I will sorely miss him..

Keith & Bonnie Norwood, Wellington, Florida

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this challenging time.

Carol Ann Victor-Erwin, Savannah, ga

So sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. He was a friend of our family when he was in high school. I remember he ran a peach stand on the highway for his dad. Best wishes

Parker, Savannah, GA

May you be comforted in this time of sorrow. We love you all.

Debbie and Audrey, Savannah, Ga

I have a lot of great stories. Bobby we will miss you Roger

roger &lynette wright, savannah , ga

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. At least he has no pain or suffering. To be in the Lord's House is the most wonderful place to be. Sincerely, Sherry

Sherry Hanel Shealy, Savannah, Ga.

Jo and Children: What a wonderful man, husband and Father he was. Praying for strength and comfort for you all. You will be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Much Love to you my sweet Jo. (Weezie)

Louise Williams, Brooklet, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. Please continue to trust in what the words say at Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8 where it says that death will soon be done away with for good.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

What a kind and gentle spirit sweet Bobby was! I will always remember him with love and laughter and with a sense if humor that just snuck up on you. My heart is broken for Jo, the girls and all the family who knew that besides the cutest legs ever to wear gym shorts (as I’d tell him) he was also a beautiful and Good man who loved his family so much!! Much love to all.

Josie Murphy, Savannah, Ga,

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jo and her family. He leaves such a wonderful legacy behind.

Bill and Liane Lee, Dallas, TX

May God bless and comfort your family.

Frank and Elizabeth Harn, Savannah, Ga.,

Candle tribute lit by Carl and Virginia Gagliano — Alabama

Candle tribute lit by Carl and Virginia Gagliano — Alabama

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. He was so well respected by our entire family and I always referred to him as a true "Southern Gentleman". We are all thinking of you and you are in our prayers.

Joe and Janey Bennett, Indianapolis, IN

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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