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Harper, Alvin C. -

Manchester - Funeral services for Mr. Alvin C. Harper, age 77 of Manchester, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the funeral home. Mr. Harper passed from this life on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Life Care Center in Tullahoma.

Alvin was born and raised in Manchester, TN, to the late James and Maude Harper. He was the Coffee County Road Superintendent for 16 years, and he was a show car enthusiast, a master mechanic, and an outstanding human being. Alvin loved John Deere tractors, fishing, hunting, and riding 4-wheelers, but most importantly his family was his everything. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Alvin is also preceded in death by two sons, Eric and Kenny Harper; two sisters, Juanita Shelton and Ruth Ferrell. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Ann Dodson Burt Harper; two step-sons, Tony and Bruce Burt; one step-daughter, Lisa Burt Brazier; seven grandchildren, Kaleb and Kyle Brazier, Chasity Riddle, Jonathon and Dillon Burt, Felicia Pursley, and Jacob Burt; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Harper family.


Starts: 11/9/19 at 5:00pm
Ends: 11/9/19 at 8:00pm
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Manchester, TN 37355

Funeral Service
Starts: 11/10/19 at 1:00pm
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Manchester, TN 37355

Starts: 11/10/19 at 2:00pm
Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Inc
Tullahoma, TN 37388


James Shemwell says:

The RiverChase Posse, an Old West Reenactment Troupe, salutes Mr. Alvin "Lash Larue" Harper. "Lash" joined the Posse in 2008. He was an active performer whenever possible. He was our whip master, cracking those whips that the western movie character, Lash Larue made famous. He was a good performer and great friend. We enjoyed getting together before each show, eating breakfast together. It was an honor to have Alvin "Butch" Harper as a member of The RiverChase Posse. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace my friend.

J. "Big Jim" Haggard, Marshal
The RiverChase Posse
aka Jim Shemwell

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-3330