Robert Albert Strope
October 2, 1942 -
December 2, 2018

Visitation

December 5, 2018
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Service 

December 5, 2018
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

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29 Comments

  1. Mark Isbell

    Tony I`m sorry to hear about your dad he was a very nice fellow. I was involved in a fire once and he was probably the first on the scene. He will be missed very much. My prayers go out to the family.

    Reply
  2. Carolyn Ellis

    Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. I went through Lincoln Leadership with him and also took the Citizens Fireman Class when he was Chief. I loved Robert, he was such a gentle soul, and I’m just so glad he spent his last years married to Judy. She brought SO much happiness to him. May God watch over those of you left behind and bring His Peace to all of you.

    Reply
  3. Thuston and Stephanie Eady Britt

    Ms Judy and Family, TA and I were greatly saddened to hear of Robert’s passing. He was a really great man and I will always remember his wonderful warm smiles. Please be comforted in the knowledge that while we all join you and the family in missing him, rejoice for him because he got his upgrade and made it Home, now present with our Lord! May God richly bless you and comfort you.

    Reply
  4. Bruce J. Lauruhn

    So sorry to hear of Roberts passing. I knew Robert as a neighbor in our subdivision and also at Higgins Funeral Home and as a greeter at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. The Lord called home a very good man. God bless his family.

    Reply
  5. Charles M. Vance

    Chief Robert Strope was very instrumental in helping get the Tennessee Fire academy and Codes enforcement campus established. He was a true leader with the fire service. He will be missed. My condolence to the family

    Reply
    • Judy Strope

      Thank you. I would like to get in touch with someone at the Fire Academy so I can donate his award for TN Firechiefs Assoc President. I would appreciate if you could give me the info on who to contact. My email is judystrope@aol.com or phone 931-652-0511. Thank you.
      Judy Strope

      Reply
  6. Katie Womack

    To the family: So sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God put His loving arms around you during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  7. bj

    My sincere condolences for your loss of Robert.John 11:25

    Reply
  8. joe luther

    Judy,
    So sorry to learn of Roberts death. We will be thinking of you and we will remember you in our prayers.

    Reply
  9. Ms Allison

    Please except my condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.

    Reply
  10. joe luther

    Judy,
    So sorry to learn of Roberts death. We will be thinking of you and we will remember you in our prayers.
    Joe luther

    Reply
  11. Tracy Holder

    Judy,
    Mr. Robert was a wonderful person to work with in Leadership Lincoln. He never met a stranger and if he did, they were not strangers long. He will be greatly missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Tracy Holder

    Reply
  12. Janice Gregory

    Sorry to hear about Mr. Robert’s passing. He was such a sweet man. Mrs. Judy you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, Brent and Janice Moore Gregory

    Reply
  13. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Always so kind and caring. May God give you all peace and comfort in the weeks to come.

    Reply
  14. Paul and Debbie Dempsey

    Judy, our hearts are broken at the loss of our buddy Robert. He always gave us a hug and a big smile wherever he saw us. He had a heart of gold and we will miss him. We pray for God’s Comfort, Mercy and Grace for you and the family. Love, Thoughts and Prayers Always!

    Reply
  15. Eddie Phillips

    Chief Robert Strope was a great leader in the Tennessee Fire Service. He served on the Board of Directors and Past President of the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association. He served for many years as Chairman of the Tennessee Chiefs Legislative Committee and was instrumental in the creation of the new state of the art Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy. He will be missed and remembered by the Tennessee fire service family.

    Reply
  16. Daryl and Robyn Blair

    Chief Strope was a class act person. I will never forget what I learned from him and what he taught me. Prayers for Ms Judy and family.

    Reply
  17. Carolyn Stevenson Thompson

    Judy,
    So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. It was a true pleasure to work with him in Leadership Lincoln. He had a real passion for helping others.

    Reply
  18. Steve Kellett

    Enjoyed working with Robert with the TN Fire Chief Association Sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  19. Lisa Salvador

    Robert will be truly missed. I will miss his smiles and big hugs!

    Reply
  20. Kenny Lane, Brentwood Fire and Rescue (Retired)

    The family of Robert is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  21. Josh Caldwell

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Robert’s passing. He was an amazing man that will be greatly missed. Lincoln County will miss one of the greats! My prayers and condolences go out to the Strope’s.

    Reply
  22. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Judy, We’re so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He was such a compassionate and caring man. We were always greeted with a hug and smile when we would see him. We’ll continue to remember you at this time. Our love.

    Reply
  23. ROBIN SHELTON

    So very sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. My thoughts are with you Judy as well as his daughter and sons. I’ve known the whole family for many years and he will be sadly missed by many.

    Reply
  24. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    A hug, a handshake, and a pleasant greeting were what I always received from Mr. Robert when we would pass. He was always the same. I admired him for always being so kind and thoughtful. Prayers to all of the family during this time of loss. Hold all of your memories close.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  25. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    Judy and family, we send our sympathy to you. We will be thinking of you in the days ahead.

    Reply
  26. Odessa McDonald Dangerfield

    I’m so sorry to learn of Mr. Strope’s passing. He was such a kind man who always greeted me with a friendly smile and a big hug. May God be your peace and comfort now and the days to come.

    Reply
  27. Wanda Shelton

    It was a pleasure to work with Robert when he served on the LC School Board. Praying for his family as you suffer this loss. I am so very sorry.

    Reply
  28. Debbie Simms

    Judy,
    So sorry to hear of Roberts passing. May God give you peace in the days to come.

    Reply

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29 Comments

  1. Mark Isbell

    Tony I`m sorry to hear about your dad he was a very nice fellow. I was involved in a fire once and he was probably the first on the scene. He will be missed very much. My prayers go out to the family.

    Reply
  2. Carolyn Ellis

    Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. I went through Lincoln Leadership with him and also took the Citizens Fireman Class when he was Chief. I loved Robert, he was such a gentle soul, and I’m just so glad he spent his last years married to Judy. She brought SO much happiness to him. May God watch over those of you left behind and bring His Peace to all of you.

    Reply
  3. Thuston and Stephanie Eady Britt

    Ms Judy and Family, TA and I were greatly saddened to hear of Robert’s passing. He was a really great man and I will always remember his wonderful warm smiles. Please be comforted in the knowledge that while we all join you and the family in missing him, rejoice for him because he got his upgrade and made it Home, now present with our Lord! May God richly bless you and comfort you.

    Reply
  4. Bruce J. Lauruhn

    So sorry to hear of Roberts passing. I knew Robert as a neighbor in our subdivision and also at Higgins Funeral Home and as a greeter at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. The Lord called home a very good man. God bless his family.

    Reply
  5. Charles M. Vance

    Chief Robert Strope was very instrumental in helping get the Tennessee Fire academy and Codes enforcement campus established. He was a true leader with the fire service. He will be missed. My condolence to the family

    Reply
    • Judy Strope

      Thank you. I would like to get in touch with someone at the Fire Academy so I can donate his award for TN Firechiefs Assoc President. I would appreciate if you could give me the info on who to contact. My email is judystrope@aol.com or phone 931-652-0511. Thank you.
      Judy Strope

      Reply
  6. Katie Womack

    To the family: So sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God put His loving arms around you during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  7. bj

    My sincere condolences for your loss of Robert.John 11:25

    Reply
  8. joe luther

    Judy,
    So sorry to learn of Roberts death. We will be thinking of you and we will remember you in our prayers.

    Reply
  9. Ms Allison

    Please except my condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.

    Reply
  10. joe luther

    Judy,
    So sorry to learn of Roberts death. We will be thinking of you and we will remember you in our prayers.
    Joe luther

    Reply
  11. Tracy Holder

    Judy,
    Mr. Robert was a wonderful person to work with in Leadership Lincoln. He never met a stranger and if he did, they were not strangers long. He will be greatly missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Tracy Holder

    Reply
  12. Janice Gregory

    Sorry to hear about Mr. Robert’s passing. He was such a sweet man. Mrs. Judy you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, Brent and Janice Moore Gregory

    Reply
  13. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Always so kind and caring. May God give you all peace and comfort in the weeks to come.

    Reply
  14. Paul and Debbie Dempsey

    Judy, our hearts are broken at the loss of our buddy Robert. He always gave us a hug and a big smile wherever he saw us. He had a heart of gold and we will miss him. We pray for God’s Comfort, Mercy and Grace for you and the family. Love, Thoughts and Prayers Always!

    Reply
  15. Eddie Phillips

    Chief Robert Strope was a great leader in the Tennessee Fire Service. He served on the Board of Directors and Past President of the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association. He served for many years as Chairman of the Tennessee Chiefs Legislative Committee and was instrumental in the creation of the new state of the art Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy. He will be missed and remembered by the Tennessee fire service family.

    Reply
  16. Daryl and Robyn Blair

    Chief Strope was a class act person. I will never forget what I learned from him and what he taught me. Prayers for Ms Judy and family.

    Reply
  17. Carolyn Stevenson Thompson

    Judy,
    So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. It was a true pleasure to work with him in Leadership Lincoln. He had a real passion for helping others.

    Reply
  18. Steve Kellett

    Enjoyed working with Robert with the TN Fire Chief Association Sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  19. Lisa Salvador

    Robert will be truly missed. I will miss his smiles and big hugs!

    Reply
  20. Kenny Lane, Brentwood Fire and Rescue (Retired)

    The family of Robert is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  21. Josh Caldwell

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Robert’s passing. He was an amazing man that will be greatly missed. Lincoln County will miss one of the greats! My prayers and condolences go out to the Strope’s.

    Reply
  22. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Judy, We’re so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He was such a compassionate and caring man. We were always greeted with a hug and smile when we would see him. We’ll continue to remember you at this time. Our love.

    Reply
  23. ROBIN SHELTON

    So very sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. My thoughts are with you Judy as well as his daughter and sons. I’ve known the whole family for many years and he will be sadly missed by many.

    Reply
  24. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    A hug, a handshake, and a pleasant greeting were what I always received from Mr. Robert when we would pass. He was always the same. I admired him for always being so kind and thoughtful. Prayers to all of the family during this time of loss. Hold all of your memories close.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  25. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    Judy and family, we send our sympathy to you. We will be thinking of you in the days ahead.

    Reply
  26. Odessa McDonald Dangerfield

    I’m so sorry to learn of Mr. Strope’s passing. He was such a kind man who always greeted me with a friendly smile and a big hug. May God be your peace and comfort now and the days to come.

    Reply
  27. Wanda Shelton

    It was a pleasure to work with Robert when he served on the LC School Board. Praying for his family as you suffer this loss. I am so very sorry.

    Reply
  28. Debbie Simms

    Judy,
    So sorry to hear of Roberts passing. May God give you peace in the days to come.

    Reply

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