The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 5, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1014



M. Kent Roop

M. Kent Roop, age 84 of Beckley, passed away at the Beckley VA Medical Center on Monday, February 3, 2014.

Born on November 1, 1929 in Allen Junction, he was the son of the late Theodore Roop and Lena Greer Roop.

Mr. Roop was retired from the Norfolk and Southern Railway as a conductor, and he was also a US Army Veteran..  Mr. Roop was a former member of the Church of God Family Worship Center, and attended the Faith Community Church.  

Mr. Roop spent his childhood at Allen Junction, and had made his home in Beckley for the past 32 years.  

He loved serving the Lord, and is now receiving his reward in Heaven.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife 38 years, Margaret Williams Roop; four daughters, Deborah Kopytowski of Chapel Hill, N.C., Lisa Felice (Adrian) of Darlington, S.C., Tina Cook (Tommy) of Beckley, and Jami Woolwine (Travis) of Beckley.

Five granddaughters,   Shana Johnson of Beckley,  Erin Cook of Beckley, Merci  Matherly of Beckley, Danielle Kopytowski of Chapel Hill, NC, and Dominique Kopytowski of Chapel Hill, N.C.,; a grandson, Adrian Felice of Darlington, S.C., and a great grandson, Drew Nazaruk of Chapel Hill, NC.

His siblings, Ray Roop of Allen Junction, W.Va., Vernon Roop of Bluefield, W.Va.,  Keith Roop of Stafford, Va., Helen Hudson of Cleveland, Tenn., and Clara Waddell of Cranberry, W.Va.

Funeral Services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of M. Kent Roop on Friday,  February 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Church of God Family Worship Center, Pinewood Drive, Beckley, with Pastor Sam Peterson officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, W.Va.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services on Friday at the church.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #32 Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Recreational Department of the Beckley VA Medical Center.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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