William Warren Roper, 60, died Sunday, June 15, 2008 in Georgetown, Mississippi. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19th, 2008, at Stringer Funeral Home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Burial will follow in Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
Mr. Roper was born on February 21, 1948, in Jackson, Mississippi to Charles A. Roper, Jr. and Mable Traweek Roper of Hazlehurst, MS. A native of Copiah County, he was a graduate of Hazlehurst High School and Copiah Lincoln Community College. He served in the United States Navy 1968-1972.
He was employed for a number of years with Zapata Oil Company and he owned and operated Monkeys Tavern in Hazlehurst.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Charles A. Roper, Jr. and his Mother Mable T. Roper of Hazlehurst; His grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. C.A. Roper Sr., of Hazlehurst & Mr. & Mrs. C.H. Traweek of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He is survived by his children, Barbara Ann Roper of Hazlehurst, MS, William Patrick Roper (Jeri) of Crossville, TN. Brother, Charles A. Roper, III (Darlene) of Silverhill, AL and a sister Ann Roper of Hazlehurst, MS. One niece, Liane R. Baxter of Silverhill, AL; two nephews William Frank Roper (Amy) of Brawley, Charles T. Roper (Kari) also of Brawley, CA; Seven Great Nieces & four Great Nephews along with a host of aunts, uncles, family & amp; friends.
Memorials may be made to Hazlehurst United Methodist Church or to a charity of your choice