Jay Edward Stroupe

Published 12:51 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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On July 12, 2019, Jay Edward Stroupe of Lewiston, Idaho died in his home after a battle with cancer.

He was born in Connelly Springs to Ernest and Lila (Moses) Stroupe. He was one of six children.

After moving to Pennsylvania at the age of 12, he later met and married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn Speer of Beaver County, Pa. They were married Sept. 18, 1948 and enjoyed more than 70 years together. He spent many years as an iron worker for American Bridge, taking them to many job sites throughout the United States. Later he started Skyline Sash, in the Pittsburgh area, which he later sold to family before moving to Canada to attend Briercrest Bible School.  Upon graduation, he pastored a Baptist church in Killarney, Manitoba for two years and then just before retirement, a Baptist church in Brandon, MB. For 20 years he farmed in the Killarney, Manitoba area, fulfilling his lifelong dream. He was a man who loved the land and the outdoors. He was an entrepreneur, a hunter, fisherman, golfer, and loved gardening during his retirement years.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his sisters, Doris Early, and Lena Taylor; his brother, Richard Stroupe; and his daughter, Pamela Hampton.

Survivors: his wife Evelyn of Lewiston; his brother, Bill Stroupe of Freedom, Pa.; his sister, Betty Crumbly of Orlando, Fla.; his children, (Steve) Hampton, Ronald (Penny) Stroupe of Mocksville, Kerry (Laura) Stroupe of Long Beach, Wash., Sharon (Waldie) Neufeld, Sexsmith, AB, Canada, John (Linda) Stroupe, Lewiston; 15 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2200 11 Ave, Lewiston, ID, on Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m.

Memorials: A Storehouse for Jesus in Mocksville, where Jay and Evelyn served for many years.