Jon Kirby Shoop

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Services for Jon Kirby Shoop of Wesson were 2 p.m., Monday,April 19, at Zion Hill Baptist Church with burial in Zion HillCemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Shoop, 56, died April 16, 2004, at VA Medical Center inJackson.

He was chief executive officer of the Mississippi Free Wheelersorganization for 17 years. He was an Army veteran of the VietnamWar, where he earned the Purple Heart. He was a native of NewJersey and had lived in Wesson for 17 years. He was formerly activein civic clubs in Florida, and was a member of the Wesson chapterof the American Legion.

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Survivors are his mother, Catherine C. Shoop of Lake City, Fla.;his wife, Janice B. Shoop; his daughters, Jeanette Aultman ofTampa, Fla., and Cathy Jo Shoop of Wesson; his sons, Ralph Shoop ofHazlehurst, and Ira Shoop and William Shoop, both of Wesson; hissister, Jossette Mims of Lake City, Fla.; his twin sister, Jan Boydof Riverview, Fla.; his brother, Jerry Shoop of Riverview; sixgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.