Roy L. Roper, age 87, of Andrews, NC passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Murphy Rehab and Nursing.
He was a native of Jackson County, NC and the son of the late Walter Lee and Ophia Louise McLaughin Roper. He was a member of Valleytown Baptist Church and a past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Andrews, NC. He loved spending time with his family and the Andrews Senior Center.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother R.L. Roper; and sisters, Joyce Pauline Cook, Mary June Smith and Bernice Ramsey.
He is survived by his wife, of 35 years, Maybell Dockery Roper; two sons, Dr. Gary Wayne Roper and wife, Dawn of Andrews, NC and Alan Roy Roper and wife Susan of Sevierville, TN; sisters Barbara Creasman of Andrews, NC, Velva Bateman and Pamela Bryson both of the Nantahala Community; grandchildren, Wayne, Walker and Emily Roper and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Valleytown Baptist Church in Andrews. Rev. Eric Byrd and Rev. Joel Creasman will officiate. Music will be provided by Cindy Davis and the church choir. Burial will be in the Aquone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug Hampton, Chuck Davis, David Cook, Scott Ramsey, Nick Bryson, Brian Creasman, Steven Hampton and Ray Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge #529 in Andrews, NC.
The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:45 PM, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Valleytown Baptist Church in Andrews.
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Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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