Larry Wayne ‘Dirty Larry’ Roope, 69, of Pulaski passed away Nov. 16, 2020 with family by his side. Born March 3, 1951 to the late Estel E. Roope and Nellie McDaniel Roope, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Roope Spraker, and her husband, Richard.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Rachel Roope, and beloved dog, Sadie Jane. He was Dad to Bradley Roope and Hillary, Thomas Phillips and Melinda, John Lewis Phillips and Jessica, Deanna Roope Alls and Brent. He was PawPaw to Katelynn, Samantha, Maddison, Cory, Alivia, Jesse, Cooper, Tucker, Peyton, Lennon, Caylix, and Caiya. He was the baby brother to Donald E. Roope and Bessie and Sue Roope Shores and Larry. He will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and family members.
Larry was a graduate of Dublin High School Class of 1969 and New River Community College. He was an employee at Radford Foundry and retired from Volvo Trucks. Larry always found the humor in everything! He was always telling inappropriate jokes and stories. That’s how he got the nickname ‘Dirty Larry’. Larry loved the outdoors and spent time hunting and fishing. He especially loved going to The Cabin in Grayson with family and friends. One of his most memorable trips was during the summer when he chased Brad and Thomas with a black snake.
The family will have a private service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hunters Helping Kids, 4039 Black Hollow Road, Dublin, VA 24084.
The Roope family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhom.com.
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