March 26, 1954 - February 10th, 2010
James L. Roop, 55, of
Stayton, passed away February 10th at his home in Stayton.
Born March 26, 1954 at Salem.
Son of John and Sally Roop.
James grew up in
Stayton and had worked in the body and fender business for Byron
Hatch in Stayton, then having worked as a welder for Salem
Equipment Company. He
was a singer in a band called Country Goes To Town, they had
toured in Ketchikan, Alaska and the Northwest for 20 years. He
was also a recording artist and played guitar and bass.
He was a member of the
Calvary Baptist Church in Salem. He enjoyed horseback riding,
hunting, gun smithing, music and was writing a novel.
He is survived by his
companion, Alice East of Stayton; sons, Jason (Patricia) Roop of
Beaverton, John Roop of Corvallis, James Roop of Stayton;
sister, Elizabeth "Beth" (Steve) Eck of Aumsville; and
step-mother, Sandra Roop of Salem.
Celebration of Life
and Potluck is scheduled for Sunday, February 21, at 1:00 pm at
the Roop farm, 11982 Dieckman Lane, Aumsville, OR.
Interment will be
may be made to the American Lung Assoc. Arrangements by Weddle
Funeral Services, Stayton, OR