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In Memory of

James Franklin Stroope

April 26, 1929 - June 15, 2017

Obituary


James "Jim" Franklin Stroope passed away peacefully on June 15, 2017, at his home in Conroe, Texas. He departed this life as he lived it, surrounded by his loving family. He passed away due to a MRSA bacterial infection after having survived stage IV pancreatic cancer. Visitation and viewing will be held at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Road, Conroe, Texas on Friday, June 23, 2017, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be at First Baptist Church, 600 North Main, Conroe, Texas 77301, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. with...

James "Jim" Franklin Stroope passed away peacefully on June 15, 2017, at his home in Conroe, Texas. He departed this life as he lived it, surrounded by his loving family. He passed away due to a MRSA bacterial infection after having survived stage IV pancreatic cancer. Visitation and viewing will be held at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Road, Conroe, Texas on Friday, June 23, 2017, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be at First Baptist Church, 600 North Main, Conroe, Texas 77301, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. with Dr. Jeff Berger officiating. A reception in Herrington Hall will immediately follow. Graveside service will be held in the Garden Park Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service will be: Clay McKey, James McKey, Jay Judy, Art Cox, Clayton Watts, Greg Pelt and Jim Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jack Stroope, Matt Judy Jr., and Bruce Meyers. Jim was born in Borger, Texas in 1929 to James Claiborne and Ruby Viola Atkins Stroope. He spent his early childhood in Arkansas, raised mainly by his maternal grandparents, graduating Arkansas City High School, Arkansas in 1947. It was in 1951 he met and married the love of his life, Pauline Box, of Waxahachie, Texas. Together they chose their direction and he graduated from North Texas State University in 1955. Jim began working immediately for Travelers Insurance Company and did so for the next 30 years, retiring as an executive at age 55. The couple lived in Lubbock, Texas, where two of their three girls were born, and then in Hartford, Connecticut, where their youngest daughter was born. Eager to get back home to Texas, they ultimately did in 1971 and made their home in Conroe. He lived in River Plantation in the same home for over 46 years. Since 1971- when he became a member of First Baptist Church, he was involved in countless ministries, a life member of the Do-er's Sunday School Class, head of the Greeter Ministry, and an active member of the church up until his un-timely death. He always said his most important job was being a Deacon and member of First Baptist Church. Jim was an avid walker all his life, loved fishing, spending time with his family and working in his yard. Jim was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother, Lewis Jackson Stroope and wife Helen of Waxahachie, Texas; his beautiful, loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Pauline Box Stroope; three daughters: Jami Stroope Judy Meyers and husband Bruce of Ft. Worth, Texas, Jackie Stroope McKey and husband James of Conroe, Texas, and Susan Stroope Cox and husband Arthur of Klein, Texas; grandchildren: James Robert Judy, Matthew Rodman Judy Jr., Madison Taylor Cox and James "Clay" Claiborne McKey; as well as other countless and treasured family, church family, neighbors, and friends. In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Conroe where he was a member most of his life. To leave condolences to the family, please visit our website at www.cashnerconroe.com