He was born August 13, 1926 in Belvidere; the son of the late Albert and Lillie (Wilbanks) Strope.
Mr. Strope was a retired Master Sergeant in the US Air Force and later worked as the credit manager for Costco.
He was preceded in death by wife, Bernice Strope, daughters, Luwanna Gipson and Brenda Everroad, brothers, Edward Strope, Jessie Strope and Lemuel Strope and sisters, Mamie Cook, Gertrude Butler, Velma Butler, Myrtle Syler and Vera Jacks.
Surviving are wife, Linda Strope, sister, Nelle Noah of Belvidere, TN, step-son, Carl Banks of Fayetteville, TN, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 18, 2012 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with the Rev. Mike Robertson officiating.
Interment will be in Maxwell Cemetery, Belvidere, TN.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.
Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.