Name: William Earl Roper
Death: 16 MAY 2017 in Sheffield, Colbert Co., AL
Reference Number: 119591
2017, Sheffield, Colbert Co., AL, Obituary
Times Daily (Florence, AL) - May 18, 2017
William Earl "Bill" Roper, 89, Sheffield, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Bill retired as plant manager of TVA Power Service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sheffield, a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge 503 F and AM, former member of Sheffield Rotary, former member of the National Management Association, a member of Plumber and Steamfitters Local 760, a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served during World War II, and a proud Sheffield Bulldog who played on the first undefeated team. In his own words: "he loved his family and all of his many friends and was very happy that he could help a lot people in many ways."
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sabyne Blankenship Roper; infant son, William Howard Roper; parents, Samuel Edward and Bettye Crow Roper; and siblings, Huldah Chaffin and Robert E. Roper.
Bill was survived by his daughter, Susan Roper Young and her husband, Brian; grandsons, Brandon Young and wife, Kim, and Brent Young and wife, Amy; and grandchildren, Taylor Kate, Lilly, Audrey, Carson, and Brody.
His visitation will be today from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia. His graveside service will be Friday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. with Chad Holder officiating at Oakwood Cemetery, Sheffield. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brandon Young, Brent Young, Eric Rickman, Brian Rhoades, David McCollum, Bart Bodkins, and Horace Crowden.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com
Father: Samuel Edward Roper
Mother: Bettye Crow
Sabyne E. Blankenship b: 1930 in Hardeman Co., TN
- William Howard Roper
- Living Roper