Robert (Bobby) D. Roper
November 8th, 1947 – January 5th, 2017
Robert (Bobby) D. Roper, age 69, of Bear, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 5th, 2017.
Bobby was born November 8th, 1947 at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, PA. Bobby was a 1967 graduate of Christiana HS. Very caring and loving hence he donned the nickname of “Bobby Love”. After graduating, Bobby served in the Army with a tour with 572nd Engineer Company in Vietnam, earning 3 bronze stars as well as several other accommodations. After the service Bobby used the skills he learned repairing large engine diesel equipment to work as a diesel mechanic, first in Scranton, PA and finishing out this career with M&G Trucking of Newark, DE where he was a member of Teamsters Local 326. Bobby was loved by most everyone who knew him for his kindness, caring, and crazy sense of humor. He was very blessed to have both family and close friends who loved him and he loved them.
He was preceded in death by his beloved son Daniel S. Roper, sister Linda S. Maggio, mother, Elizabeth H. Roper, and father William S. Roper Jr. He is survived by his son Robert D. Roper II, grandchildren Cody D. Roper and Evan C. Roper, siblings, William S. Roper III and wife Ellen, Betsy Reigle and husband Bill, David Roper and wife Rolinda as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Monday evening, January 16, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A committal service and interment with military honors will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Bobby be sent to either the
Veterans of Foreign Wars by visiting http://www.vfwfoundation.org/donate/donate-now or
the American Lung Association, 630 Churchmans Road, Ste. 202, Newark, DE 19702.