James Clarence Roper

Born: Tue., Apr. 27, 1943
Died: Thu., May 7, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., May 10, 2015
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., May 11, 2015
Location: Sandy Cross Baptist Church

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James Clarence Roper

James Clarence “Jimmy” Roper, age 72, of Washington, GA died Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, GA.  Born on April 27, 1943 in Ramer, Alabama, he was the son of the late James Cleveland Roper and Ruby Garner Roper.  He graduated from Ramer High School in Montgomery, AL.  He served his country in the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  His working career began at the Naval Shipyard in Charleston, SC.  After moving to Greensboro he started working for Keystone which later became Alcan Aluminum where he was a supervisor and worked for twenty years. He was a member of Sandy Cross Baptist Church.  He had lived in Greensboro, Crawfordville and for the last seven years in Washington, GA.  Jimmy thoroughly enjoyed fishing, woodworking and John Wayne movies.

He is survived by three sons, Tracy Roper and wife Kathryn of Social Circle, GA, Derek Roper and wife Nikki of Easley, SC and Kevin Roper of Covington, GA; seven grandchildren, Callie Roper, Jace Roper, Mitch Roper, Jaynie Roper, Grant Roper, Cole Roper and Paulina Roper; and many friends around Greensboro, Crawfordville, and Washington.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Margie Braden.

Funeral Services will be held, Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Sandy Cross Baptist Church, 3028 Sandy Cross Road, NW, Crawfordville, GA 30631 with Rev. Larry T. Davison officiating.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home and Monday from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at Sandy Cross Baptist Church.  Serving as pallbearers are Jace Roper, Mitch Roper, Willie Nunn, Brian Dawson, Newton Gunter and Joey Griffin.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


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jane cobb
   Posted Fri May 08, 2015
My love and sympathy to your family. Jane Cobb

Margaret Patrick
   Posted Fri May 08, 2015
I am so sorry to hear about Jim. I worked with him at Keystone and Alcan, and even have one of his swings. I remember his laugh. Praying for all of you.

Margaret Dyar Patrick

Mr. & Mrs. Terry Cantrell
   Posted Fri May 08, 2015
Sincere sympathy in the loss of your Dad. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Cantrell's

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat May 09, 2015
Tracy, Kevin, Derek, Sandra and Families:

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the
days and weeks to come.

Johnnie & Jane satterfield
   Posted Sat May 09, 2015
We were so sorry to hear about ur dad. Our thoughts & prayers r with u at this time.

Darryl Marchman
   Posted Sat May 09, 2015
My thoughts and prayers for with you all, Jimmy was a good man, I always enjoyed spending time out at the lake in Greensboro and hearing his Navy stories .

Jessica Smith
   Posted Sat May 09, 2015
Tracy, Kevin, Derek and Ms. Sandra,
I am so very sorry for this loss. I have great memories of our families many times spent together at our home in Charleston, the beach house on Folly where you would come for the summers and the fun times spent out on your beautiful property in Georgia. I'm so grateful for all those moments through the years. My prayer is that you and your families will feel God's great comfort and peace in the days ahead and that great memories will sustain you. All my love, Jessica

Leigh Vrable
   Posted Sun May 10, 2015
Kevin and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are here if you need us. Ed, Leigh, Jacob and Blake.

David & Jan Hallman
   Posted Sun May 10, 2015
Sandra, Kevin, Derrick, Tracy & Families,

So sorry to hear about Jim. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. He and David worked together at Novelis and fished a lot together.

David & Jan Hallman, Josh and Robert

David & Terri Thornton
   Posted Sun May 10, 2015
We were saddened to learn of Mr. jimmy's death . He coached me in Pony League and I came to know him and the Roper family very well. A lot of good memories growing up come to mind and Mr. jimmy & the Roper's were a big part of them. He was a great coach!
My condolences to each one of you & may your memories give you peace.
David & Terri Thornton

Ralph Boswell
   Posted Mon May 11, 2015
Tracy, Kevin, & Derek,
I am very sorry for your loss and I will be praying for your family during this time.
With love,
Ralph Boswell

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Tue May 12, 2015
I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Jimmy. I know you will miss him so much! My sympathies and prayers go out to all of you.