Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK


Aaron Eugene Stopp

July 31, 1970April 27, 2020

Graveside services for Aaron Stopp will be conducted at Ballou Cemetery in Locust Grove, OK. Online condolences for his family may be left at www.reedculver.com.

Aaron Eugene Stopp was born on Friday, July 31st, 1970 in Tahlequah, OK the son of Pauline Stopp-Belk. He grew up with four brothers and two sisters, Billy Joe, Donald, Harold, Kenneth, Karen, and Cheryl. When Aaron was little, his siblings gave him the nickname “Stinky”. No one really knows why. He graduated from Hulbert High School. He joined the Navy in 1988, where he served as a surgical technician, until 1992. After being discharged, he worked at various hospitals in Muskogee and Norman, before landing in Austin, Texas, where he lived for many years. Whenever he was in town, he would always take the time to visit his family and friends. He never missed a chance to get out and see all of the sights that the city had to offer. While living in Austin, he worked at Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital, a job that he absolutely loved. Aaron was a work-a-holic who loved helping people. He never met a stranger, and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He got his first contract job in St. Louis, but when his health began to decline, he moved back home to Oklahoma to be with his family. Aaron went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 27th, 2020 in Tahlequah, OK at the age of 49 years old. He will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Cornelius Downing and Sally (Bigfeather) Treasurer, his mother Pauline Stopp-Belk, two brothers, Billy Joe and Donald Stopp, nephew, Jay Don Alberty, aunt, Cora Soban, and uncle Walter Howard "Ratts" Treasurer.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Indigo Raven Stopp, two brothers, Dr. Harold Stopp of Wichita, KS, and Kenneth Stopp of Tahlequah, OK, and two sisters, Karen Stopp of Hulbert, OK, and Cheryl Clark and husband George Walters of Tahlequah, OK. Aaron also leaves behind one granddaughter, Teigan Stopp, as well as many nieces and nephews and a host of friends and loved ones too numerous to mention.


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Christopher Taylor

May 2, 2020

I'm going cherish the memories I have with you, and mourn the memories that could have been. It's been a while since I talked with you but I'm glad you were apart of my life. I wish.....thanks for the memories buddy, you left to soon.

Lisa Palha

May 1, 2020

My heart ached to hear the news about Aaron. He had a wonderful presence and was always cheerful and witty. We became friends naturally at work and I always found him to be genuine and kind. He had a gift of telling stories and always knew how to make me laugh. His nickname for me was “small stuff” and we shared an inside joke where he would tell me that I was his “favorite Asian nurse from NYC that works at the Hills and is married to Randy and has come to his life in the operating room”...... we would laugh every time. I miss you at work and I’m sorry we didn’t talk in months. My condolences to his family and hometown. ❤️

Shaun George

April 30, 2020

No words this guy trained me and worked with me. I am saddened by the loss. I may have only known him for 7 years but he was amazing in the way help helped me and others. Everyone from northwest hills Surgical Hospital is in disbelief that knew him. We all offer our deepest condolences to the family we are very sorry for y’all lose!

Alicia Stopp-Dyer

April 30, 2020

This is crazy news. Although I am envious of his departure to glory, this breaks my heart. I’m sorry for your loss, Karen & Cheryl. DONADAGOHVI EDUTSI! Give hugs to my Daddy, Ma, & Jay Don! GvGeYu!

Brian Denny

April 30, 2020

I was blessed to meet Aaron at NW hills. I was a sales representative and Aaron treated everyone with kindness and respect. He was always calm and was never rattled even in the most difficult case. He was a kind man, and will be missed but not forgotten.

Elena Jeffus

April 29, 2020

I know I am not the only one who called Aaron my best friend. He loved all his friends unconditionally. I will miss his hugs, humor, friendship, and the way he always called me 'Sweetpea'. I have so many precious memories of our 27 year friendship. I will miss him for the rest of my life.

Darla Thompson

April 29, 2020

I have known and loved Aaron like my own son since he was a little boy. He’s a man of fine character and he loved my cooking. He was a precious friend to my daughter Amy Meigs and spent many great times in our home.

Aaron was very active in church growing up under the care of a Christian mother. He was a gentleman among men.

Our hearts are heavy as we come to terms of living a life without him. We are in mourning for his wonderful family and pray for peace in the days ahead. ❤️🙏


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