Posted on Sep 19, 2012 - 02:19 PM

A memorial service for Downing Overton Harper, 75, of Chesterfield, was held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Bliley’s Funeral Home, Chippenham. He died Sept. 11, 2012.

He was a former resident of Gloucester County.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Cliborne Harper; daughter, Shelia Harper Newman; brothers, Philip J. Harper and W. Thomas Fitchett; sisters, Thelma H. Wilson, Frances H. Carlton and Bertha Dixon, all of Gloucester, and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Milby Hargrove; father, Downing C. Harper, and sister, Ann Milby of Gloucester.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1211 Porter Street, Richmond, Va. 23224. Designate your contribution to either "God’s Garden" or "Kids Camp" fund.