Harley was born on April 2, 1941 to Wayne and Phyllis (Evans) Sperry in Glenwood, IA. Harley was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He served as a Webelos Scoutmaster and was a former Villisca School Board member. Harley spent his time working on his farm and spending quality time with his family. He also enjoyed going to local auctions.
Preceding him in death are his parents, sister Donna J. (Sperry) Jergenson, brother Stanley Sperry, niece Ann M. (Jergenson) Bozwell, nephew Mitchel R. Jergenson, grand nephew Matthew R. Jergenson, and his beloved dog Haley.
He is survived by his son Jeff A. Sperry, granddaughter Sarah A. Sperry, future great grandson, mother of his son Jo Sperry, brother-in-law LaDean Jergenson; nieces LaDona M. Jergenson and Lori (Himes) Jergenson, nephew Michael A. Jergenson, grand niece Marti A. Bozwell, grand nephew Christopher A. Jergenson, aunt Betty Evans, and many Sperry and Evans cousins.