Name: Winfred Shoopman
Birth Date: Mar 15, 1936
Death Date: May 20, 2012
Birthplace: Anderson County, Tennessee
Resided In: Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Funeral Home: Sharp Funeral Home
Visitation Date: May 23, 2012
Visitation Time: 6-8:00 P.M.
Visitation Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Service Date: May 23, 2012
Service Time: 8:00 P.M.
Service Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Cemetery Date: May 24, 2012
Cemetery Time: 11:00 A.M.
Cemetery Location: Anderson Memorial Gardens
Winfred Shoopman, age 76, a resident of Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Mr. Shoopman was born March 15, 1936 in Anderson County. He is a lifelong resident of this area.

Winfred was a retired coal miner and before his retirement he was employed at Windrock Coal Company.

He served his country in the U.S. Army and he received several ribbons, medals, citations, and awards.

He was a faithful Christian and a member of the Big Mountain Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Nettie Seiber Shoopman, by his wife, Aline Shoopman, by brothers, Lawrence Shoopman and Lester Gene Shoopman and by a sister, Nancy Wright.

Winfred is survived by his wife, Lois Shoopman, by brothers; Lowell Shoopman and wife, Ruth and James Shoopman and wife, Barbara, by a sister, Ruth Woods and husband, Richard all of Oliver Springs, by a step-son, Buddy Christopher and wife, Michelle, by step-granddaughters; Kayla and Kelsey Christopher, by a sister-in-law, Helen Shoopman and by a brother-in-law, Don Wright.

He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends including special friends, Jerry and Darlene Dyer and Earl and Judy Cox.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 23, 2012, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm, at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 8:00 pm, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Dewey Brown and Pastor Gary Massengale officiating. Burial and graveside services, with full military honors, will be held Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 11:00 am, at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May 24, 2012
Garvan Walls (Oliver Springs, TN USA)
lois,my heart goes out to you but we know where he is now and he will be miss thats for sure he is home now never to hurt or suffer no more may god be with you tho all this,remembering him in church saying that he could not wait to see his lord god well he is there now singing and happy for ever more. love u lois. May 23, 2012
euvena,dennis,carroll and joshua silvey (oliversprings, tennessee )
We were sad to hear of Winfred's passing, but knowing he is home with Jesus brings gladness to our hearts. We pray that God protects and keeps you in his care, until you meet him again..Much love and prayers for you, Ruth Patterson, Robin Patterson May 23, 2012
Robin Patterson (Oliver Springs, TN USA)
So sorry to hear of your loss but we know it is Heaven's gain.I'm not sure I will get by this afternoon as it is church night, but rest assured we are praying for the family. May 23, 2012
Joe and Sue Copeland (Clinton, Tn. USA)
Lois and family,so sorry to hear of Winfred's passing.We were in some great meetings together at Big Mountain but we're waiting for that greater meeting with the Lord. May 22, 2012
Lynn Galyon (Harriman, Tn. USA)
Sorry for your loss praying for the family Love Mae Kessell May 22, 2012
Mae Kessell (Oliver Springs, Tn )
Linda L Phillips (Oliver Springs, Tn USA)
Mr. Shoopman's warm smile and laughter will be greatly missed by all of us. Your family is in our prayers. May 22, 2012
Brooke Burney, Jamie Kees, Deb Schenk, Stacey Floyd & Judy Bellon (Oliver Springs, TN )
Lois, We are so sorry about Winfred 's passing. His big smile and happy disposition will be missed. May 22, 2012
Mary & Jim Campasino (Oak Ridge, TN )
Lois, Winfred is in a better place where he don't have any worries. Keith and I love you and we'll be praying that God wraps his arms around you and watches over you. May 21, 2012
Keith and Deborah Massengale (Oliver Springs, Tennessee U.S.A.)
Lois, We are saddened to hear of Winfred's passing. He will be missed and I am sure it will be hard for you, but we know he is in a better place and I think he will be waiting for you by the river. His testimony was so inspirational to us and we remember well when he was saved. Our prayers go with you. May 21, 2012
Rose Marie & Jim Ledford (Clinton, Tennessee USA)
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. God bless you. May 21, 2012
Eddie & Donna Windham (Oakdale, Tn. )
Buddy and Michele, praying for you and your family. May 21, 2012
Ricky and Sandy Johnson (Oliver Springs, Tn )
Lois, Thinking of you day and night. I,am sorry that I didn,t know he was in the Hospital, I would have tired to been there with you all some. Love You, Darlene, James & Families May 21, 2012
Darlene & James Daugherty (Heiskell, Tn. Anderson)
Lois, My heart hurts for you right now and I'm lifting you up in prayer. You and Winfred were a delight to know and we will always remember how close he and daddy were. May 21, 2012
Ada Mason (Nashville, TN )
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