Norman W. Roper

07/17/1926 –

 11/23/2019

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  • Visitation
Date: 12/01/2019
Time: 3:00 pm
 – 5:00 pm
  • Graveside Service
Date: 12/02/2019
Time: 11:00 am
 – 12:00 pm

Obituary

Norman W Roper, 93, of Springdale, Arkansas joined his Lord and Savior Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 am. He was born July 17, 1926 to Nina Mackey Roper and Cecil Roper of Norton, Texas in Runnels County. He attended college at San Angelo State University after serving in the US Army during WWII in the South Pacific with the 77th Infantry Division. He was a Master Mason with Lodge #1070 while living in Norton. He moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1954 where he met his lifelong love, Mickie Whisenant, and they married on March 14, 1958. In 1995, he retired after serving 41 years in the mortgage banking field and was a civil service employee in the HUD department of government. He and Mickie lived at Brownwood Lake in the 80’s but came home to Lubbock to spend their retirement years. He loved watching his Red Raiders and spending time with his brothers and sisters in Christ from Southcrest Baptist Church. Norman and Mickie moved to Rogers, AR in 2012 to be near their daughter. During his life, he spent his leisure time hunting and fishing, playing tennis and golf, and flirting with the stock market. Norman was a loving husband and father, brother and son, but most of all, a kind and gentle, humble and reverent, child and servant of his loving God.

He is survived by his wife Mickie; son Steve, of Leander TX; daughter, Rhonda Roper of Rogers, AR; and sister, Janice Roper Patton of Ballinger, TX. Norman has many nieces and nephews and never met a person that he couldn’t call a friend.

His family will receive visitors on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers and a graveside service will be held at Lamesa Memorial Park on Monday, December 2, 2019. Procession from Lubbock to Lamesa will begin at 10:00 am from Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.

Memorials

The family of Norman Roper has designated the Alzheimer’s Association, for memorial contributions donated in his memory.

Condolences

7 thoughts on “Norman W. Roper”

  1. Cindi Mackey Wallace

    Rhonda, Stephen, Mickie, and Janice: I am so so sorry for your loss. However I am rejoicing that Norman is in Heaven with Jesus Christ, as well as with Bill, Nina Lee, and other beloved family members that have gone onto Glory in Christ. My dad (Bill Mackey) told me and my siblings many wonderful stories involving his life growing up with Norman (and others) in Runnels County. Again I am so sorry for your loss and my husband and I will be praying for you all during this time of mourning. Love to you all!

  2. Roper family, we are saddened to hear of Norman’s passing. He was such a sweetheart. We loved having Norman and Mickie as our friends and neighbors on 65th Street. They were such faithful members at Southcrest Baptist. We played the marble game with them and shared many good times together. Our love and prayers go out to you. Heaven gained another angel with Norman.
    Love, The Treadaways

  3. Patricia Mackey Hill

    Norman was a dear, thoughtful cousin, and we shared many trips together. My love and prayers go out to his family, and I rejoice that he is present with his Lord and Savious, whom he loved, and wanted everyone with him there.

  4. Janice, I was surprised to read this yesterday. I share your grief and sadness. I was very busy yesterday and didn’t get an opportunity to write you until today. Allyn and Bob spent the weekend with us, so we could celebrate Bob’s and my birthday and also eat our Thanksgiving meal. Allyn and Bob brought her 17 year-old dog to me, so I can keep her, while they go on a holiday with their friends from Germany. They fly to Rome tomorrow and hook-up with everyone there.
    I wish peace and comfort for you in the days to come. Norman lived two years longer than Mother did. She was 94 when she passed. They were blessed with long and good years on this earth and now, both are at their final home. That makes me happy, but I still miss Mother every day. I know you will miss Norman equally. Know that I’m thinking of you and the rest of his family…all will be in my prayers! God bless each!

  5. Hurts my heart that I will never again answer the phone and hear” Hey sister- it’s your brother “.
    So thankful I know where he is. He was a good man and a faithful servant to our Lord Jesus Christ.

  6. I enjoyed working with Norman. Mickie, I would love to come visit with you, but I’ve been fighting cold and cough all week.

  7. Mickie, Tom and I were saddened to hear of your loss. We know you will feel a bit lost for a time because Norman was a long time companion and such a good guy. We rejoice with you that Norman is in Heaven and will never again be confined by the illness or age that life on Earth brings to us. Hugs to you and your family as you grieve his departure and lean heavily into Gods everlasting arms for comfort and peace. Norman, farewell until we meet again. Love, Tom and Sheryl Womack

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