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David Richard "Big Dave" Roop Obituary

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David Richard "Big Dave" Roop

Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

July 28, 1963 - May 11, 2024

David Richard "Big Dave" Roop Obituary

David Richard "Big Dave" Roop, 60, of Gauley Bridge passed onto glory on May 11, 2024, at home.

Big Dave was quick-witted, kindhearted, generous and always brought joy and laughter wherever he went. One of his greatest joys was as a manager, scorekeeper and all-around utility man for the Gauley Bridge Travellers from 1979 until the closing of the school in 2006. He loved sports and was a diehard Mountaineer fan. He had an amazing mind for numbers, facts and statistics. Most importantly, he was a born-again Christian.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Harold and Rita Johnson Roop and a brother, Timothy John 'TJ' Roop.

Surviving is his brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Frankie Roop of St. Albans; aunts; cousins; nieces and nephews, which he dearly loved.

In keeping with Dave's final requests, his cremation wishes will be honored and there will be a celebration of life memorial to be announced at a later date. Please contact his brother, Stephen at roopstephen@yahoo.com for the information.

Memorial Service will be at 6:00 pm Monday, May 20,2024 with a visitation one hour prior to the service 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Pennington Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, WV.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Pennington Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Roop family.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of David Richard "Big Dave" Roop hosted by Pennington Smith Funeral Home.

David Richard "Big Dave" Roop, 60, of Gauley Bridge passed onto glory on May 11, 2024, at home.

Big Dave was quick-witted, kindhearted, generous and always brought joy and laughter wherever he went. One of his greatest joys was as a manager, scorekeeper and all-around utility man for the Gauley Bridge Travellers from 1979 until the closing of the school in 2006. He loved sports and was a diehard Mountaineer fan. He had an amazing mind for numbers, facts and statistics. Most importantly, he was a born-again Christian.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Harold and Rita Johnson Roop and a brother, Timothy John 'TJ' Roop.

Surviving is his brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Frankie Roop of St. Albans; aunts; cousins; nieces and nephews, which he dearly loved.

In keeping with Dave's final requests, his cremation wishes will be honored and there will be a celebration of life memorial to be announced at a later date. Please contact his brother, Stephen at roopstephen@yahoo.com for the information.

Memorial Service will be at 6:00 pm Monday, May 20,2024 with a visitation one hour prior to the service 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Pennington Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, WV.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Pennington Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Roop family.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of David Richard "Big Dave" Roop hosted by Pennington Smith Funeral Home.

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