John P. Lopp Jr., 93, passed Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Brookstone Retirement Center. A funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Center Hill Baptist Church followed by a graveside service at Forest Hill Memorial Park. Born Oct. 5, 1918, in Davidson County to John Peter Lopp and Della Mae Stephens Lopp. Preceding John in death were his parents and two brothers, William Allen Lopp and Flowerest "Buck" Lopp.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Elsie Joyce Cope Lopp of the home; sons John Peter Lopp III and wife Ann MacDonald Lopp of Salisbury and Robert Daniel Lopp and wife Linda Murphy Lopp of Lexington; sisters Opal Lopp Smith and husband Jesse Smith and Imogene Lopp Zeilman and husband George Zeilman; brother Leonard Lopp and wife Gaynell Jarrett Lopp; grandchildren Sissy Cassady and husband Michael, Elizabeth Freeland and husband Michael, Maggie Brenseke, Dan Lopp and Michael Lopp; and great-grandchildren Christopher and Katie Cassady, Mackenzie and Madelyne Brenseke and Hannah Freeland.