Bryan Joseph Harper
Carobou - Born in Presque Isle Maine to parents Elaine and Frank Harper on November 19, 1942. Bryan passed away peacefully on November 7, 2019 in Lewiston Maine at the age of 76 surrounded by close family.
Bryan attended Presque Isle High school and was part of the graduating class of 1960. He was in the high school band and played tenor saxophone, he was also on the track team.
Following graduating high school Bryan volunteered for the Army National Guard during the Vietnam conflict. After serving 7 years he was discharged honorably.
Upon returning home Bryan went on to start a successful family business in moving and storage for several years. The years running his moving business influenced his desire to continue on the open road and he was offered a position to drive for country music legend George Strait. This exciting opportunity took him all over the country and he got to enjoy many adventures on the road with his wife Debbie including driving for David Bowie and WHAM as well as international shows with the famous Black Watch and Scots Guard. After retiring from the road Bryan continued to enjoy the outdoors as an avid hunter with his sons. He and his wife Debbie loved to travel around with their camper and try out new spots to enjoy and explore. He loved history, was a wealth of knowledge and shared this with his family. He was a great story teller with a very witty sense of humor. He also loved to read, cook and eat good food, dance and of course drink some whiskey or wine now and then. He was also an avid train collector. Bryan loved to fish and finally caught his first Bass ever in the summer of 2019, this was indeed quite a moment for him.
Bryan was predeceased by his older brother Wayne.
Bryan is survived by the love of his life his wife and partner Debbie Harper; his sister Irene DaFonte; his sister in law Sylvia Harper; his sons Bryan (Tony) Harper and (Sharlene), Danny Harper and (Alice), Brent Harper and (Lisa), Shane Harper and (Kristen); daughter Leslie Ringuette and (Roger); stepdaughter Amber Cox and (Bill); Stepson Don Theriault and (Ariana).
Bryan is also survived by 19 grand children and 9 great grandchildren (and one on the way).
Bryan's zest for life, strong spirit and joy for living will be honored, carried forward and cherished by so many people that loved him.
Published on November 12, 2019

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WIlliam Gould
Nov 22, 2019
Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Bryan Joseph Harper by WIlliam Gould.  Send flowers
Steve and Bev Doody
Nov 20, 2019
Our deepest prayers and thoughts to the Harper Family. May you rest in peace Cousin Bryan. Such a special man, love you......
Jim & Donna Festa
Nov 16, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the Harper Family. Brian was a wonderful person and cousin. He will be dearly missed!
Jim & Donna Festa
Nov 16, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the Harper Family. Brian was a wonderful person and cousin. He will be dearly missed!
Janie
Nov 14, 2019
Dear Uncle Bryan, thank you so much for all the laughs adout your family childhood funny goings on ! 😊some I heard from you some from Gram Harper and lots from my Mom . Love you
Amber Cox
Nov 13, 2019
Dearest Dad and my spirit animal I miss you so much. Thank you for so many fun adventures and memories that I will hold in my heart. So much love for you, hope your resting easy now.
Tony Harper
Nov 13, 2019
Dad you will be missed by so many. I will never forget our hunting trips or the time you shot your first goose. Watching you shoot up at the goose as the chair slowly sunk into the ground always makes me chuckle. You managed to knock him out of the sky as you landed on your back, laughing as you fell. The huge smile on your face as you picked him up was priceless. I will miss having my wingman beside me during the fall bird hunting trips. Love you dad.
Amber Cox
Nov 12, 2019