Raymond Douglas Drope

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Raymond Douglas Drope, 83 of Marmaduke, Ark., passed from the cares of this life on Tuesday November 22, 2016, at his residence. He was born on March 6, 1933, in Greene County, Ark., to the late Amos and Ethel (Abney) Drope. Raymond was retired from Emerson Electric and was a farmer. He attended Providence Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the Korean War.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Roger Douglas Drope; five brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nileane (Rodgers) Drope of Marmaduke; two sons, Dale Richard Drope (Tonya) of Marmaduke and David Bruce Drope (Misty) of Paragould; two daughters, Debby Drope Looney of Paragould and Donna Rae Drope Martin (Jerry) of Alma, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Burial was held at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery in Marmaduke under the direction of Irby Funeral Home of Marmaduke. A reception was held at noon Saturday Nov. 26, at Providence Baptist Church in Lafe.

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