Richard Lee Stroupe Sr.


Richard Lee Stroupe Sr., 82, of Havaco, WV made his peaceful journey home on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV. Born April 27, 1937 in Havaco, WV, he was the son of the late Claude Everette Stroupe Sr. and Ruby Hale Stroupe.
Richard proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Conway DDE 507. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 8 Welch. He was honored with a pinning ceremony in recognition of his Naval service while at the Bowers Hospice House. He retired from Flav-o-rich Dairies after 32 years of service. He was a proud family man first and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only brother Claude "Pookie" Stroupe Jr.; grandson Ian Patrick Stroupe, daughter-in-law Darlita Stroupe, nieces Selena and Amanda Stroupe, father-and-mother in law George and Margaret Prevento. On the day of his passing, he was accompanied on his journey by his great grandson Logan Matthew Kidd.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of sixty years Bonnie Sue (Prevento) Stroupe, sons, Richard Stroupe Jr. of Gary, WV, David (Vicki) Stroupe of Havaco, WV, Steven (Lya) Stroupe of Morgantown, WV, daughters, Susan (Buddy) Cleary of Havaco, WV, Rhonda Cochran of Princeton, WV, Tammy (David) Grubb of Welch, WV, Shannon (Chris) Pendry of Havaco, WV, grandchildren, Amy Chinsolo, Brandi Stroupe, David Stroupe Jr., Brandon and Kamryn Grubb and Joshua Cochran. Great grandchildren, Haley Kidd, Aaron and Emily Pendry, Steven and Bryson Cox, Avan Potter, David III(DW) and Chloe Stroupe.
Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12 noon from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with Pastor Dean Hatfield officiating, burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, WV; where Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 1144 of Iaeger, WV.
Friends may call Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon at the Fanning Funeral Home in Welch, WV. Friends and Family will serve as pallbearers.
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." IITimothy 4:7. In Richards Words, "I sailed the ocean blue, for my Bonnie Sue." Anchors Aweigh!
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Stroupe Family.
Published on June 6, 2019
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Bettie Robinson
Jun 09, 2019
I worked with Richard for 20 years at Flav-O-Rich and consider him as a dear friend. Thoughts and prayers go out to Bonnie, Tammy and the rest of his family. May God give you peace and comfort.
Regina Church
Jun 06, 2019
Bonnie, Tammy, Dave, Susan, Amy, and other member of your family. Sending you guys my love and prayer🙏. I can remember Mr. Stroupe coming to my school and delivering milk. He was always a kind man. God came and needed a Angel to help him in heaven, so heaven can be perfect for us when it is time for us to join him. I love you guys. If you need anything let me know.