Fred Jackson Roper
Mar 1, 1910 – Jun 17, 2000

Norfolk, VA.

Fred J. Roper, 90, Norfolk, VA, formerly of Hopkinsville, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at a Norfolk hospital of natural causes.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Norfolk, with the Rev. Phyllis R. Earley officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.  Visitation will be from 7:30 until 8:30 tonight.  Masonic rites will follow the service Tuesday.  A native of Hopkinsville, he was the son of the late Edgar Newton and Annie Lacy Roper.  He was a retired general contractor and had worked in the overhaul and repair at the Norfolk Naval Station during World War II.  He was a Mason and a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church.  A daughter, Margaret “Ticky” Roper Garrett, preceded him in death.  Survivors include his wife, Katherine Harris Roper; a sister, Ellen Roper Perstein, Hendersonville, NC; and two grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra, Post Office Box 2544, Virginia Beach, VA, 23450.

(Note:  Fred J. Roper’s grandparents, Elizabeth Melissa Atkins and Marcus Lindsey Roper were first cousins, so he was a great great grandson of Rev. War soldier Lewis Atkins through Lewis’ daughter Rachel Atkins who married Charles Roper and George B. Atkins who married Sarah Matheny.)

Submitted by  Kyle, Melanie and David Atkins  on behalf of Louise Wyatt-  Thank you!


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