He was a retired Maintenance Electrician with Carrier Air Conditioner, Inc. in Morrison, TN and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester.
He was preceded in death his parents, the late Hollis Taylor Roper and Tillie Corinne Freeze Roper; sisters, Patsy Jane Bennett, Betty Joe Roper and Elizabeth Y. Roper; and brothers, Hollis E. Roper, Charles R. Roper, Jack B. Roper and Jimmy D. Roper.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Mealer Roper of Manchester; two sons, Eric B. Roper (Janet) of Tullahoma and B. Keith Roper (Cindy) of Manchester; one daughter, Tara N. Roper-Ludwig (Scott) of Manchester; two sisters, Billye R. Hurlbert and Judy A. Watson; seven grandchildren, Robert Blaine Roper, Gary Taylor Roper, Ashton Bailey Roper, Jonathan Taylor Ludwig, Nathan Edward Ludwig, Madison Nicole Ludwig and Emilee Layne Ludwig; one great-grandson, Justin Taylor Roper; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 4 – 8 p.m. Central Funeral Home in Manchester, Tennessee
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Central Funeral Home Chapel
Pastor Don Moran and Pastor Scott Parkison
Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manchester
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Donations be made to the Autism Foundation for his great-grandson, Justin Taylor Roper.
CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.