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Alan LeRoy Soper

March 21, 1946 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Alan Soper Obituary

Alan LeRoy Soper was born on March 21, 1946, in Cheshire, England, to parents Lee Soper, who had careers in the military and art, and May Dudley Soper, an anti-aircraft spot-lighter during WWII and homemaker.  Alan passed away on March 17, 2024.

Alan was active-duty military serving in many hotspots over the years to include Vietnam.  He was awarded  multiple awards for his service.

Alan graduated from Campbell University in Law Enforcement.  He retired from the United States Army in 1985.  Alan worked with the FAA, was the chief pilot for CASA USA, and worked in aviation until he retired at the age of 72.  Alan instructed many people to fly and held numerous aircraft certifications.  In his later years, Alan developed Parkinson’s Disease.  Rock Steady Boxing was instrumental in his balance and coordination which kept him active.

Alan is survived by his wife, Ruth Landrum Soper; his sisters, Christine (Jim), Eileen; his brother-in-law, David Landrum (Mary Ann); and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents.

Alan enjoyed aviation, reading, and traveling.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 2:00pm in the Jernigan-Warren Chapel. A livestream can be viewed by clicking the link below:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rock Steady Program at the Cape Fear Valley Healthplex, payable to CFVH Foundation, PO Box 87526, Fayetteville, NC 28304

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Funeral arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301

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Memorial Service
March 21, 2024

2:00 PM
Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home
545 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Video is available for this event


Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation
101 Robeson Street, Suite 106, Fayetteville NC 28301
Tel: 1-910-615-1285


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