James Elic Roper, 75, West Armuchee, died Oct. 24 at Redmond Regional Hospital, Rome.
He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Mr. Roper retired from Yellow Freight. His parents Waymond and Edna Roper died earlier.
Surviving are his wife, Frances; children, Andrea Roper and Randy Roper; grandchildren, Candace Newman, Elizabeth Roper, Cherish Roper, Krista Parker and Jessica Anderson; four great-grandchildren and sister, Ann Fowler (Charles).
In keeping with his wishes, the body will be cremated. A memorial was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church with Pastor Chuck Romain officiating.