Roope, James Wright

James Wright Roope, 84, of Christiansburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Emily Roope; sisters, Marie Moran and Edna Roope; and twin girls, Cynthia and Sharon Roope.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Shelby Roope; daughters, Kimberly (Steve) Brumfield and Jennie Stewart; son, John (Sherry) Roope; grandchildren, Evan Roope, Tabatha (Baruch) Beach, Joshua (Leslie) Brumfield, Kelly Myers; great-grandchildren, Braylen Brumfield, Levi, Elijah, Lilly, Malachi, and Violet Beach; sister, Louise Quesenberry; niece, Jamie (Wendell) Bond; nephew, Jay (Kelly) Moran; special friend Kimberly Tribble and the staff of the Christiansburg Starbucks; as well as other extended family and friends.

Jim was a one in a million husband, dad, great-grandpa and pawpaw who never met a stranger. He was loved by all who were blessed to know him.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery.