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Fred Winton Roop, age 70, of Damascus, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the James H. Quillen VA Nursing Home. He was born on December 9, 1944 to the late Fred and Fairy Trivette Roop. In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by a step-son, Kevin Swift; brothers: Paul Roop, Bob Roop, and Harley Roop.
Fred loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing. He also enjoyed music, especially the banjo, which he could also play.
He was a United States Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Roop; daughter, Sandy Roop; stepsons: Bobby Swift and David Swift; sisters: Edna Briggs and husband Larry, Mae Harrington, Gay Parker and Mildred Anderson; brother, Howard Roop; grandchildren: Michael Roop and Ronnie Slagle; step grandchildren: Ashley Taylor, Kristy Swift, Heather Swift, Faith Swift, David Swift Jr. and Bret Owens; great granddaughter, Prailey Roop; special friends: Robert Neely, Charlie Fields and Beverly and Chuck Bolling, and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 10-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steven Spencer officiating.
Graveside service and interment, with military honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard, was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the James H. Quillen VA National Cemetery, Mountain Home. Pallbearers were Ronnie Slagle, Randy Garr, Michael Roop, Charlie Fields, Bobby Swift and David Swift. Honorary pallbearer was Robert Neely.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Fred’s daughter, Sandy Roop, 1551 Deer Run Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Fred Winton Roop has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.