Cropper, Bill Melzo

Sunday, December 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm


Bill Melzo Cropper, 65, of Auburn, passed away Thursday, Dec, 27, 2018 at Hospice of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green. He was a Logan County native, born Sept. 23, 1953 to the late Roy Wilbur Cropper and Helen Marshall Cropper. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Faye Scott, brother, Dan Cropper and granddaughter, Hannah Montgomery.  

He was retired from Simpson County Tire after 28 years and member of Cave Spring Baptist Church. He loved to work on the farm, fish and be the go-to fix-it man. He loved his family and never met a stranger. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. 

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Cropper; his son, Chad Cropper and wife Melissa of Auburn; his daughter, Heather Montgomery and husband Josh of Auburn; his brothers, Roger Cropper and Jeff Cropper and wife Lin, all of Russellville; his sister, Betty Brown and husband Garland of Russellville; his grandchildren, Steve Cropper, Julie Cropper and Jacob Montgomery; his sisters-in law, Alice Murley and husband Michael and Donna Lacer and husband Duke; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services for Bill Melzo Cropper will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, at Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Odle and Bro. Kenny Chyle officiating with burial to follow in Cave Spring Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. until the service hour.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Bryan Estes, Jerry Haley, Wade Baker, Wesley Estes, Duke Lacer, Michael Murley, Brock Shively, Austin Smotherman, Eric Lacer and Jimmy Rogers

Honorary Pallbearers: Mike Manning, Harry Binion, Kevin Shively, Danny Hayes, Steve Farley and Steve Bradford

 


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