Roy Lee Stroop

August 5, 1943March 6, 2021

Roy Lee Stroop, 77, a lifelong resident of Verona, died March 6, 2021 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

A son of the late Roy Nelson Stroop and Naomi Virginia Terry Stroop, he was born on August 5, 1943 in Augusta County, VA. He graduated from Middle River High School, and served in the National Guard. Roy was employed at McQuay for 52 years.

Roy was a lifelong member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Weyers Cave, and was a member of Staunton Moose Lodge. He volunteered for more than 20 years at the Verona Fire Department, and enjoyed attending Staunton Braves baseball games, Bethany U.M.C. softball games, and JMU baseball games.

Roy is survived by his son, Kevin Stroop and wife Tara of Mt. Sidney, VA; step-daughters Sharon Kiser of Verona, VA, and Laura Moore of Rockville, MD; step-son Ellis Farvel of Verona, VA; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Brenda Dogan and husband Gary of Roanoke, VA; brother Charles F. Stroop of Roanoke, VA; niece Heather Dogan; and nephew Brian Dogan and wife, Melanie, all of Roanoke, VA.

The family will receive friends from 10 am – noon on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Bethany United Methodist Church. Funeral services will begin at 12:00pm noon with Rev. Susan Reaves officiating. Burial will follow in Naked Creek Cemetery in Weyers Cave.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Bethany United Methodist Church, 3700 Lee Highway, Weyers Cave, VA 24486.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Kevin Stroop (Tara), Son
  • Sharon Kiser, Step-Daughter
  • Laura Moore, Step-Daughter
  • Ellis Farvel, Step-Son
  • Eight, Grandchildren
  • Seven, Great-Grandchildren
  • Brenda Dogan (Gary), Sister
  • Charles F. Stroop, Brother
  • Heather Dogan, Niece
  • Brian Dogan (Melanie), Nephew
  • Naomi Virginia Terry Stroop, Mother (deceased)
  • Roy Nelson Stroop, Father (deceased)

  • Bethany United Methodist Church


  • Visitation

    Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 12, 2021


Roy Lee Stroop

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Joyce Ross

March 11, 2021

I was sadden to hear of Roy's passing. I worked with him at McQuay and he was a good man. He sure could make you laugh. Sending prayers to his family. Find peace knowing he is with God.

Rosa Lee McDaniel Campbell

March 10, 2021

This message of sympathy goes to all members of the Roy Lee Stroop family. May God be with you during this time of loss. We will miss you greatly Roy Lee! We loved to laugh, talk, and joke around. There was never a dull moment when Roy was sitting at our dinner table. Until we meet again!

Love & Prayers,
Rosa Lee McDaniel Campbell
Sandra Kay Campbell
Barbara L Long
Mary Magdalene Stroop McDaniel
Jerry Wayne McDaniel

Bob Anson

March 10, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Roy Lee’s passing.I have many fond memories of him.He being my neighbor was always very friendly to all of my family.He will surely be missed by everyone.My sincere condolences to Kevin and the rest of his family.

Clayton Ryder

March 10, 2021

To the family, I am sorry to hear of Roy's passing. I was in the National Guard with Roy and we would talk from time to time at Armstrongs Restaurant. I'm sure he will be missed by many.

Don Hawks

March 9, 2021

My sympathy to the family in Roy Lee’s passing. It was a privilege to know him and serve as his pastor for 10 years. He was always pleasant and uplifting

Angie Pritchett

March 9, 2021

My condolences to the family. I met Roy through my family. Then would see him at the campground or The Barn listening to the music. He always had a smile & a hello.

Susan Saufley Huffman

March 9, 2021

I’ll always remember the fun times we had visiting with the Stroops and attending church functions together. Sending my sympathy to the family. God bless you!

Walter Robertson

March 9, 2021

Sorry to hear about Roy, when we were members of Verona VFC always enjoyed working with Roy. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers

Carl Barton

March 9, 2021

Roy was a real good friend of mine. We worked together for years at McQuay. He was always happy to see you. He will be missed. May God be with you old friend. May god be with Roy's family in this time of great sorrow. Roy is in the house of the Lord. If we can do anything , let us know.

Heather D

March 9, 2021

I will never forget taking Roy Lee to a Tim McGraw concert in Charlotte. He had never been to a live concert! We had a blast. We laughed the whole way down and the whole way back. I also remember a time he fell out of the bed while staying at Mom's. We heard this loud thud, him laugh, say a word he probably shouldn't have, and then get back in the bed. I will miss his smile, his laugh, his generosity, and everything else he was.❤❤