William H. Cropper, Sr.
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Delmar—William H. Cropper, Sr., 84, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
He was born October 12, 1928 in Delmar, the son of the late Dorsey and Pluma Cropper.
Mr. Cropper was a WW II Army Veteran. He was an honorary member of the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department. He loved to fish and cut grass for many people around Delmar.
He is survived by his wife; Harriett May Cropper; six children, Greg Cropper (Patti), Lori Staples (Rick), Joseph Cropper (Helen), Billy Cropper (Michele), George Cropper (Judy), Leslie Mills (Keith); a sister, Frances Eleanor Lancaster; 22 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son; Daniel Lee Cropper; and two sisters, Vera Jane Ewell and Mary Iris Kring.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Short Funeral Home in Delmar. A visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in St. Stephens Cemetery in Delmar.
In memory of Mr. Cropper, contributions may be sent to Delmar Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 143, Delmar, Delaware 19940.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar.
Short Funeral Home
13 E. Grove Street
Delmar, DE 19940
Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 31, 2013