Patrick Edward Roper, 79, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Central Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation will be 1 pm-3pm today at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. Graveside services will be 3pm today at Hazlehurst Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
Mr. Roper was a graduate of Hazlehurst High School. He attended Mississippi College, Ole Miss, and graduated from Tulane. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He loved his family, God and Country. He was an avid gardener of Daylilies and Iris. He was the family historian and loved genealogy. He was preceded in death by brother, Charles Roper, and sisters-in-law, Mable Roper, Mildred Roper and JoAnne Roper. He is survived by wife, Patricia Roper, daughter, Laurie Elizabeth Roper of Jackson; brother, W.A. Roper of Jackson, Robert Blair Roper of Dunkinville, TX, and Warren L. Roper of Jackson; and, sister, Marilyn Driskell of Brookhaven.
Published in The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS – Tuesday, 11 May 2010