Funeral service for Mr. Robert Albert Strope, age 76, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 1 PM on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Fayetteville First Baptist Church with Dr. Jon Hathcock officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday at 11 AM until time of service at 1 PM. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Strope.
Robert was born on October 2, 1942 in Huntland, TN to the late Jessie and Sue Nell Cook Strope. He spent his life in service to the Lord and Lincoln County. He worked and retired as the Fire Chief of the Fayetteville Fire Department after 30 years. He was a member of Leadership Lincoln, 911 Board, Lincoln County Board of Education, Airport Board, and Museum Board. His favorite charity to be involved with, and headed up, was the Lincoln County Toy Drive. He was also a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church. Mr. Strope passed away on December 2, 2018.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Ramona Hall Strope; children, Jennifer Stanly of Flintville, TN and Tony Strope of Meridianville, AL; step-children, Sammy Whitworth, Kimberly Smith Vedrani, and Trae Smith all of Fayetteville, TN; seven grandchildren; loved step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; brother, James Strope; and first wife, Betty Richardson Strope. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Rebecca Strope.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lincoln County Toy Drive at PO Box 9, Fayetteville, TN 37334.