OBITUARY

Doyle Benson Roper

January 18, 1947September 8, 2020
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Mr. Doyle Benson Roper

Pickens, SC – Mr. Doyle Benson Roper, age 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 8, 2020. Mr. Roper was born in Pickens County, South Carolina and was the son of the late Elbert Roper and Viola Chapman Roper and husband to the late Bobbie Burnett Roper.

Survivors include his two sons Doyle Eugene Roper from Greenville, South Carolina and Steven Benson Roper from Greenville, South Carolina and two daughters Kimberly Michelle Hembree from Greenville, South Carolina and Audrey “Missy” Wilson (Wayne) from Greenville, South Carolina. Also surviving is a sister Judy Patterson from Liberty, South Carolina and two brothers John Roper from Central, South Carolina and Delmar Roper from Liberty, South Carolina. Left behind are eleven beautiful and loving grandchildren and 12 loving and precious great grandchildren.

Mr. Roper was predeceased by five brothers: James Roper, J.D. Roper, Garnet Roper, George Roper and Darcus Roper and six sisters Juanita Meinders, Margaret Rabon, Debra Fortescue, Frances Hawkins, Martha Posey and Norma Pearl Roper.

Mr. Roper was of the Church of God faith. He had a loving marriage for 50 years and cared for her in her time of need. He loved his family and was known to be a hard worker but a soft spoken man. His children knew that when he did say words he meant them. He loved building stuff. He was very creative and would often invent tools in order to get his projects completed. He was very mechanically minded. He retired from textiles after having worked for 28 years at JP Stevens Whitehorse Plant.

A visitation will be held at Dillard Funeral Home on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM with a chapel service being held at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Living Waters at the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery 133 Bethlehem Church Road, Pickens, South Carolina 29671. Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Roper family.

Family is accepting to flowers.

Online condolences may be sent to www.dillardfunerals.com

  • FAMILY

  • Elbert Roper, Father (deceased)
  • Viola Chapman Roper, Mother (deceased)
  • Bobbie Jean Burnett Roper, Spouse (deceased)
  • Doyle Eugene Roper, Son
  • Kimberly Michelle Hembree, Daughter
  • Audrey "Missy" Wilson (Wayne), Daughter
  • Steven Benson Roper, Son
  • Judy Patterson, Sister
  • John Roper, Brother
  • Delmar Roper, Brother
  • James Roper, Brother (deceased)
  • J.D. Roper, Brother (deceased)
  • Garnet Roper, Brother (deceased)
  • George Roper, Brother (deceased)
  • Darcus Roper, Brother (deceased)
  • Juanita Meinders, Sister (deceased)
  • Margaret Rabon, Sister (deceased)
  • Debra Fortescue, Sister (deceased)
  • Frances Hawkins, Sister (deceased)
  • Marth Posey, Sister (deceased)
  • Norma Pearl Roper, Sister (deceased)
  • Also left behind are eleven beautiful and loving grandchildren and twelve loving and precious great grandchildren.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steven Benson Roper, Pallbearer
  • John Roper, Pallbearer
  • Doyle Eugene Roper, Pallbearer
  • Rex Ray, Pallbearer
  • Pace McCraw, Pallbearer
  • Nathan Hembree, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

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TRACY STANDRIDGE

September 9, 2020

I feel like our family is gathering back up, but not down here on earth this time.
My condolences to Kim, Missy, Gene, and Stevie and all the grandkids.
-Tracy Posey Standridge

Laura Roper Mota

September 8, 2020

So sorry to hear about Doyle. I remember us all playing when we were little at their family’s house. So glad I was able to see him at our family reunion. Prayers for the family.

Candice Shealy

September 8, 2020

Doyle was always so kind. My daddy (his brother) loved him and all the brothers and sisters. They were a close bunch. Miss all that’s gone before us. Love to all, Candy Roper Shealy

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