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.