Kenneth C Harper

Born: Thu., Jul. 7, 1955
Died: Sun., Mar. 8, 2015


Graveside Service

11:30 AM Mon., Mar. 16, 2015
Location: Elmwood Cemetery


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Kenneth Charles Harper, Age 59, of Vincent, Alabama, died March 8, 2015, with a heart attack.  He was a professional musician since 1976 to the present.  He played drums and percussion with many musical groups in Alabama.  Some bands he played with are Forever, J. Sessions Band, Rick & Tad, Soul Society, Jeff Cook & the Allstar Goodtime Band, Kevin Moon’s Band, Harvest and The Fellowship Quartet.  Between 1987 through May 1990, he attended Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC and earned an Associate Degree in Engineering Graphics Technology, earning all As.  He worked in Alabama in that field for many years.  He served 6 years in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1974 through 1980.  In 1979 he was presented the Alabama Governor’s Award of Enlisted Representative of the Year.  

He is survived by his mother, Doris McCarty Harper Peel and his stepfather, First Sergeant Thomas C. Peel (Retired), his brother, Col Michael Peel (Retired) and wife, Lt Col Kathy Peel (Retired) and two nephews, Daniel Peel and David Peel.  He was preceded in death by his father, Willie B. Harper and his brother, Thomas C. Peel, Jr.  A graveside service will be held Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:30 AM at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, AL.

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Rick Weaver
   Posted Mon March 09, 2015
My deepest sympathies for this sudden loss. I've known Kenny for almost 32 years and consider him one of my dearest friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all who knew and loved him. May he Rest in Peace.

Yvonne Davis
   Posted Mon March 09, 2015
My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. Ken will truly be missed by his friends and fans, The AGB will not be the same without you.

Mary Ann Carlson
   Posted Wed March 11, 2015
My sincere condolences to Ken's family. May you find comfort in knowing he is at peace. May his loving memories comfort you in your time of need. Ken was a very special friend to me and loosing him saddens me deeply. You will be my Forever friend always, May God Bless you my friend.

Shirley Neighbours
   Posted Wed March 11, 2015
Please accept my sincerest condolences!! Ken was a sweet and kind man,I'm glad to have met thru Jeff Cook and the AGB. He was so talented and never passed up a time to talk to his fans who he considered friends. Heaven gained a wonderful angel.He will be missed!!

Gloria Jenkins
   Posted Wed March 11, 2015
To Ken's family.... You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I pray that Angel arms surround you and give you the much needed comfort. I knew Ken from Jeff's band and Ken "always" had a smile on his face. That smile was contagious. Heaven has one of the sweetest, most kindest beings walking the streets of gold now and I find comfort in knowing that I will one day see him again.

Patty and Dan Nieukirk
   Posted Wed March 11, 2015
The family and friends of Ken are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Ken was a great guy whom everyone loved. He will be missed by many. We have wonderful memories of time spent with him. Until we meet again. Ken you will forever be in our hearts.

Sue King
   Posted Wed March 11, 2015
It was great to have met Ken several times and will really miss seeing you in the AGB and it just won't be the same without him ! Ya'll are in my thoughts and prayers , rest in peace Ken !

Lisa Howell
   Posted Wed March 11, 2015
My deepest condolences to Ken's family. I met him through Jeff Cook and the AGB. He was one of the kindest people I met. He would always come out with the other fans and eat with us and was a part of our group too. I will never forget him and I am blessed to have met him. Thank you Ken for sharing your music, your kindness and your friendship with us. You will be missed terribly.

Laura Tippett
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
I am shocked & saddened by Kenny's death. He was a rare sweet spirit I'm proud to have had cross my path.
Please accept my most sincere condolences for this untimely loss.

Susan Garlitch
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Thanks for all the musical memories Ken. You will truly be missed.
My heart goes out to your family. They are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May GOD BLESS them all.

Jana Johnson
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
I am sending prayers for the family. Ken will be greatly missed. The AGB will not be the same without him.

Ron Collins(England Ron)
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
My thoughts are with Ken and his family at this sad sad time. I met Ken many times on our trips to FAD in Fort Payne. He was a fine gentleman who always had time to talk with me and was always smiling. He will be sadly missed.

Rest in peace my friend.

Mike Chicoine
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
My condolences to his family. Ken was one of the nicest guys in the world.He will be missed by all who knew him. He was taken from us too soon . May he rest in peace.

Cathy Rolling
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Holding all of Ken's family and friends in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Ken was such a nice guy and always had a smile for everyone. Will miss seeing him with Jeff and the AGB. When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange.

Mike Peel
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Ken was a wonderful brother and a wonderful son to my parents. He loved his family and his friends. The world will be less bright without him in it.

Stacey Clark
   Posted Fri March 13, 2015
Shocked and saddened at the news of Kenny's passing. He was a kind soul and he will be greatly missed. Keeping his family in our thoughts and prayers!

Jason Watkins
   Posted Sun March 15, 2015
Ken was a wonderful man and a great friend. My life is made better for having known him. He will truly be missed. I had the blessing of playing bass in The Fellowship Quartet with Ken for which I will forever be grateful.

Jim and MaryAnn Chevalley
   Posted Mon March 16, 2015
We have known Kenny for a number of years. !st meeting him when attending a AGB concert. We had the joy of being his friend and he ours. It is sad to lose such a good friend. Our prayers our with his family and his many, many friends.
Jim and MaryAnn Chevalley

Nola & Gary Baker
   Posted Fri March 20, 2015
Gary and I are deeply saddened to hear of Ken's passing. We were fortunate to meet him through Jeff Cook's AGB. He was such a kind person who loved talking to his fans. We last talked with Ken just a few short years ago in Fort Payne at an AGB concert. Ken sent me a drumstick that he autographed and a lovely snow globe for Christmas one year. I will forever treasure it. We will certainly miss him. A great guy that we were honored to know.

Lisa Drum
   Posted Tue January 17, 2017
I knew Kenny for many years, he played in the Forever Band with my cousin Steve. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Rest in peace Kenny, always in my heart!!!

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