O.N. “Junior” Roper, Jr., 84, of Newberry, died Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at the William Dorn VA Medical Center.
Born on June 20, 1938, in Easley, he was a son of the late O.N. “Preach” Roper, Sr. and Virginia Harkins Roper. Mr. Roper retired from Bi-Lo as a truck driver. He served as Airman 2nd Class in the US Air Force during the Cuban Crisis. He was also an active member of Enoree Baptist Church.
Mr. Roper is survived by his wife, Janice Slice Roper; a sister, Imojean (Donnie) Anderson of Pickens; children, Carlos Wayne (Peggy) Roper of Greenville and Janet Roper (Mike) Wilson of Piedmont; step-children, Lee (Erin) Turner, Paul Turner, Carl (Theresa) Turner and Shawn Folk; grandchildren, Michelle (Michael) Mast, Michael (Lauren) Wilson, Daniel (Rebecca) Roper and Laura Roper; step-grandchildren, Bryson Turner, Emily Turner, Hailey Blair, Mason Riley, Jackson Turner, Zackery Turner and Maddox Turner; great-grandchildren, Fowler Roper and Dakota Mast and two children he considered as grandchildren, Kaitlyn Wessinger and Aidan Wessinger. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Spencer and a brother, Michael Roper.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Enoree Baptist Church with services being conducted by his grandson, Mr. Michael Wilson. Visitation will be from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Enoree Baptist Church sanctuary. Memorials may be made to Enoree Baptist Church, c/o Kathy Leitzsey, 1245 Leitzsey Road, Pomaria, SC 29126.