Ernest V. Harper, 91, of Leesburg, Fla., and formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
He was born Aug. 1, 1921, in Jackson, Miss.
Ernest was a retired automotive engineer. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and veteran of World War II U. S. Navy. Ernest was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1955, as a Lieutenant, JG.
He is survived by his daughter, Rose Marie Sierra of Venice, Fla.; son, Jerry Harper of Biloxi, Miss.; and grandchildren, Gregory and Alison. Ernest was preceded in death by his wife, Helen A. Harper.
Interment and committal services with military honors a U.S. Navy Honor Guard will be held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memorybook, and extend condolences to the family.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.