Robert William “Bob” Roper
Published 12:09 am Thursday, November 19, 2009
Robert William “Bob” Roper passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at his home. He was 67.
Mr. Roper was born in Columbus, lived most of his life in Picayune and had been a Vicksburg resident for three years. He served in the Army for five years and in the National Guard for more than 20 years. He was a veteran of Vietnam, a Green Beret and a recipient of the Bronze Star.
He was a member of the VFW, Retired Officers of the National Guard and the J.C. Davis Retired National Guard and Reserve Association of Vicksburg.
Mr. Roper had worked a number of years as a sales representative for Completion Services, Baker Tool Company and Instant Armor and owned Deep South Police Equipment.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Miles A. and Ruth L. Morgan Roper.
He is survived by: a brother, Morgan Roper of Picayune; and other relatives including: Wendy Roper of Picayune and Charlotte Morgan Weed of Shreveport, La.
Graveside services with military honors will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009 at New Palestine Cemetery, 2336 Palestine Road, Picayune, MS.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.