Thurman Roper

06/03/1954 –

 11/09/2021

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  • Visitation
Date: 11/15/2021
Time: 11:30 am
 – 12:45 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 11/15/2021
Time: 1:00 pm
 – 1:45 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

Obituary

The family of Thurman Roper will celebrate his life of 67 years at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 15, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM, Monday, November 15, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign his virtual guestbook, and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask you to consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.

On June 3, 1954, Thurman Lynn was born to Arlen and Betty Roper in Paducah, TX. He married Shauna Clayton on June 18, 1983, at Lubbock, Texas. Thurman was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, cousin, employer, and friend to all that knew him. He was a hardworking man. He even managed to become a Master Electrician, which eventually allowed him to leave his 17-year career at Lubbock Electric Co. and go into business for himself. With his buddy Chuck at his side, they opened Roper Industries, Inc. in March 2002 – with their combined experience and skills in wiring Cotton Gins, they became well known and respected by many all around.

He loved spending time with his closest friends and his beloved family – his wife, children, grandchildren, and dogs (especially Jessie, his German Shepherd). His friends and family have made many wonderful memories with him over the years – road trips, camping, critter hunting, shooting guns, motorcycle rides, and fishing at the lake. He always enjoyed big bonfires, too. Our best memories were made while fishing on PaPa’s Pontoon boats with all of our kids and dogs, trolling at Lake Stamford while listening to Country Music, and drinking cold beers in the warm sunshine – occasionally even jumping off to go for a swim or just floating on the lake.

In recent years, he has spent most of his spare time with his cousin, David, remodeling his lake house at Vedas Camp on Lake Stamford. When he knew his time here on Earth was coming to an end, the only thing he asked was to take one last trip to his lake house, where he always felt the most at peace. He was able to see the sun setting over the lake and he was surrounded by his family and friends that love him so very much and will miss him dearly.

Survivors include his wife, Shauna Roper; his children, James (Joanie) Roper, Amanda “Mandy” (Chad) Gragg, Katie Rutter, and Sarah Roper; grandchildren, Avery Gragg, Abby Gragg, and Shalynn Shaffer; mother, Betty Roper; and brother, Kenny (Carrie) Roper.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arlen Roper; and his sister, Karen June Jennings.

Memorials

The family of Thurman Roper has designated the Covenant Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center for patient needs at https://foundation.providence.org/texas/covenant for memorial contributions donated in his memory.

Celebration of Life

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