LIVE OAK, Fla. Vernon Lee Roop, 86, of Live Oak, Fla., beloved husband, father and Pappaw, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. He was the son of the late Roy Roop and Grace (Roop) Motzer. The Hamilton, Ohio, native was a member and pastor in the Church of God. He served his country during the Korean conflict as a member of the U.S. Army. He loved learning from history and also loved sports, and singing, particularly as an integral part of a local barbershop group. Time spent with family was a source of joy to Mr. Roop through meals, laughter, and sharing stories. Mr. Roop is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Roop; daughters, Susan Price (Falls) of Valdese, Barbara Royster (Joe) of Lake City, Fla.; brother, Frank Roop, Mineral Wells, Texas; grandchildren, Trae Price (Heather) of Morganton, MaryBeth Bowman (Brian) of Morganton, Patrick Price (Megan) of Valdese, Leeann Scheider (Dylan) of Lake City, Alyssa Roxby (Matt) of Lake City; 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Audrey Rose, Gail Campbell, Patricia Rowland and Beverly Whitus. Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m., at Springridge Cemetery in High Springs, Fla., with Chaplain Jack Jones and the Rev. David Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Good Samaritan Center in Dowling Park, Fla., www.acvillage.net/giving; or Haven Hospice in Lake City, www.beyourhaven.org. Please sign the guestbook at www.daniels funeral home.com. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., in Live Oak and Branford, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

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