June 11, 1941 - Jan 19, 2013 CORDOVA, SC John Paul Sopher, 71, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. Arrangements for grave site service pending at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, OK. Please contact Jsoph@msn.com for official date and time. John was born June 11, 1941, in Oklahoma City, OK, son to the late William Lee and Mildred Greene Sopher. He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, the Aldersgate Sunday School Class and the Missions Committee. He was a retired attorney who had a practice in Oklahoma City. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol and Commander of the Southwest Region. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Brigman Sopher, of Cordova; two sons: Corey Bryan Sopher, of the home; and John Adrian and Karla Sopher, of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Jaime Alexandra and Richard Mann, of Oklahoma City; and four grandchildren, Chase Johnson, Mallorie Sopher, Hailey Sopher and Hunter Sopher, all of Oklahoma City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 1980 Columbia Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29115.
Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 27, 2013