Harold Wayne “Pete” Raper

Harold Wayne “Pete” Raper, 71, of Hazen, passed away on April 18, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 24, 1951 in Hazen. Pete was preceded in death by his dad, Jr. Raper; sisters, Carolyn Collins and Kathi Tackitt, and granddaughter, Isabel Raper.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Diane Raper; his mother, Naoma Raper of Des Arc; his sons, Gary (Leah) Raper and Michael (Melissa) Raper both of Hazen; daughter, Shelia (Benji) Foot of Tollville; granddaughters, Jessika Raper, Elizabeth Foot, Emily Foot, MacKenzie Raper, Kennedy Raper, Piper Raper and London Raper.

From an early age, Pete always knew he wanted to be a carpenter. He started to work with his dad around the age of 15 and they were known as Junior and Son Construction. He loved his horses, his bird dogs, hunting, fishing and playing with his granddaughters.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Westbrook Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 21, 2023 at the Center Point Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Center Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Stevie Kee, Charles Stock, Delmar Gillioun, Jeff Dulaney, Rusty Rogers, and Phillip Booth. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Uhiren and Terry Tipton.

16 thoughts on “Harold Wayne “Pete” Raper”

  1. Brenda Simpson

    Diane and Family,
    I was so sad to hear about Pete. Love and Prayers for all of you as you lay your loved one to rest. May all the sweet memories surround you and bring you comfort. Praying God keeps you all in the palm of HIS hands as you find peace and comfort from HIM.

  2. I was very sorry to hear about Pete. He was so nice and kind when working on our house and did such a good job. I will keep all of you in my prayers and in my thoughts!

  3. Pete waa a around greasy guy He and he dad built my house ! Yes he was a great carpenter ! Gonna be missed around around Hazen and the surrounding area !!!!

  4. Bobbie Guffey Meiner

    Sending thoughts and prayers to Diane and all of this family! Pete has probably done carpenter work for the majority of this area and will certainly be missed. Prayers for strength and comfort for all of you during this time.

  5. Diane and family I am so sorry for your loss. Pete always waved and smiled when I saw him. Please hold on to all the good memories. God will surround you with his everlasting love🙏🙏🙏

  6. Melva and Ronnie Sabbatini

    Diane and family we are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. He was our family’s carpenter for my dad and all of are family. Prayers to you and your family for comfort and peace.

  7. Cherie HUTCHENS

    Diane and family, Charles and I are saddened by your loss. Pete was a great guy. I’ll never forget when he was coaching William’s baseball team and they were having batting practice. William was walking to 3rd base in front of the pitching machine about the time Pete dropped the ball. I don’t know who felt worse. William or Pete. William had a big shiner and Pete said you know he didn’t cry until he got to 3rd base. Pete sure felt bad. He was a gentle soul and he will be missed.

  8. Stephanie Patyk

    I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. I’m glad he is back to his able bodied and joyful self. Cling close to your friends and family during this difficult time.

  9. Diane & Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Pete was a very special person. Memories, loved ones, family & your faith in God will help you through this difficult time. Love & prayers to you all!🙏🏻❤️

  10. Diane and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a nice person. He will be missed by so many. Prayers for you and your family.

  11. So sorry to hear this. Always had good visits when our paths crossed. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends.

  12. Diane and family. So sorry for your loss. Hold on to the memories. He sure loved those granddaughters. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time

  13. Diane and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Pete was a hard worker and a friend if many. I am sure he was a good husband, father and grandfather. Remember the good times and precious memories.

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