Arthur Bremond Roper
Former owner of Roper Motor Co.
CHESNEE – Arthur Bremond Roper, 91, of 310 E. Cherokee St., husband of Sarah Martin Roper, died Tuesday, Nov, 12, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Roper was born in Henrietta, N.C., on March 30, 1911. He was the son of the late James Robert and Ella Jane McDade Roper. He was the former owner of Roper Motor Company and was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 421. He was a member of Chesnee Masonic Lodge 294 and was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a founding member of the Chesnee Shrine Club.
Being a long time advocate of education, Mr. Roper returned to school after his retirement and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in interdisciplinary studies at the age of 75. He was a former Chesnee Town councilman and was instrumental in the establishment of the Chesnee Library. He was a member of Chesnee First Baptist Church and the Helping Hand Sunday School Class.
In addition to his wife of 67 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sally Roper and Charles Ledford of Chesnee and Rutherfordton, N.C.; a son, Robert Michael Roper of Chesnee; three grandsons; a sister, Christine Dellinger of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Edna Martin and John Holleran of Falmouth, Ky; and a brother and sister-in-law, Joe C. and Carolyn Martin of Federal Way, Wash.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Roxie Roper Newton, and brother, Glenn Roper, both of Gastonia, N.C.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Dr. Herbert Garrett and Mr. Allan Hood. Burial will be in Springhill Memorial Gardens,
Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302; or to the charity of ones’ choice.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements by Eggers Funeral Home. Chesnee.
The Gaffney Ledger Friday, November 15, 2002