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Gary Roper

January 27, 1954 August 30, 2019
Gary Roper
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Gary Warren Roper, age 65, of Stonefort, IL passed away August 30, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, IL.

Gary was born to Gale and Mildred (Gallagher) Roper on January 27, 1954 in St. Louis, MO. He married Nancy Whiteside on June 15, 1974. Gary retired from Burlington Northern Railroad and afterwards started several small businesses. He had a strong love for Mustang cars, auctioning which included several of his pride and joy collections (a.k.a. junk) and riding his motorcycles in crocs. However, most days he just wanted to stay home and talk to his dog and best friend, Jasmine.

Gary is survived his wife, Nancy Roper; son, Gary Roper II and wife Julie; three daughters, Christine Roper-Aly and husband Jeffrey, Kim Bailey, Becky Roper and fiancé Justin Neighbors; grandchildren, Nicholas Roper, Brayden Powell, Brittney Powell, Lexi Neighbors, Austin Bailey, Nathan Roper, Paige Bailey, Jason Roper, Alyssa Bailey, Kinsey Roper, Blakley Neighbors; beloved dog, Jasmine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers; two infant granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 6-8pm on Monday September 2, 2019 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL.


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2

Sep

6:00 PM 9/2/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/2/2019 8:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States
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