Edwin Jasper Roper, Jr.
Apr 19, 1918 – Sep 11, 1992

E. J. Roper, Jr., 74, of Minnich Avenue, died at 10:11 a.m., Friday at Lourdes Hospital.  Mr. Roper, a native of Clarksville, Tenn., was a retired building contractor and a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.  He was a 40 year member of Carpenters’ Local Union No. 357 and was a Navy veteran of World War II.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Obermark Roper; two sons, Michael Edwin Roper and David Raymond Roper, both of Paducah; one daughter, Nancy Roper Smith of Paducah; two sisters, Lucille Roper Quarles and Dorothy Roper King, both of Paducah; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  His parents were E. J. Roper, Sr., and Effie Virginia Stamper Roper.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Carmel Cemetery.  The Rev. Jerry Riney will officiate.  Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Roth Funeral Chapel, where prayers will be said at 7 p.m. today.

(Note:  E. J. Roper, Jr.’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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