Jacksonville Daily Progress
Memorial services for Doyle Lon Roper, age 85, of Jacksonville will be held at a later date.
Mr. Roper passed away Tues., May 21, 2013 in Tyler.
He was born Jan. 29, 1928 in Cherokee County.
Mr. Roper was a member of The Masonic Lodge and First Baptist Church of Mixon. He worked as an oil driller and served in the Army during World War II.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Irene Roper; lifelong companion, Anne Newsom; and son, Lonnie Dale Roper.
Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Paula Roper of Mixon; granddaughter-in-law, Brandy Roper of Troup; step-daughters, Sue Oden and husband Richard of Jacksonville; and Beverly Jimerson and husband Roy of Jacksonville; grandsons, Royce Dale Roper and wife Melissa, and Doyle Mac Roper; great grandchildren, Jacey Roper, Lacie Roper, Josey Roper, and Mason Roper and several nieces and nephews.