Jasper "J.l." Shope
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Jasper "J.L." Shope

Maryville - Jasper Leon "J.L." Shope Jr., age 71, of Maryville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021. J.L. was a retired engineer from CSX Railroad. He was an avid motorcyclist and spent his time traveling all across the country. His interests included automobiles, dancing and spending time with his many friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Rev. Marion Shope and Minnie Lequire Shope and William and Ethel Bryan; father, Leon Shope and mother, Willie Mae Shope.

J.L. is survived by daughter, Carissa Smith; son, Adam Shope; grandson, Gabriel Smith; sister, Penny Hickman and husband Mike; nephew, Joseph "Jody" McCurry; and several beloved aunts and uncles.

The family will have a private graveside service at Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sherwoodchapel.com for the Shope family.




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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
I have lost a good friend he will be missed he was a good person,good to everyone would help you when help was needed we rode our bikes a lot of miles together REST IN PEACE
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