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 Christian David Roper

Christian David Roper

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Death 23 Jun 2000 (aged 83)
Burial Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 16465190 · View Source
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From the Newton Kansan, June 24, 2000;

"Christian D. "Jim" Roper, 83, formerly of Halstead and Kaufman, Texas, died Friday (June 23, 2000) at Friendly Acres Retirement Community in Newton.
He was born August 13, 1916 in Halstead to Christian and Eula Dell (Hunt) Roper.
He was the winner of the first NASCAR (National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing) stock car race held in 1949. He was a race car driver and horse breeder and trainer. He married Ruth Haury in 1940 in Gravette, Ark. She died Feb. 11, 1944.
He was a member of NASCAR, the International Motor Contest Association and the National Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by two infant sons in 1944 and 1955 and brother, Bob Roper in 1999.
Survivors include: three nephews, Jeff Roper of Salina, Donald Haury, Jr. of Halstead and Ricky Haury of Wamego; and three nieces, Ruth Alexander, Monica Flask and Kris Mueller, all of Halstead.
Graveside services will be held 10:00 am. Tuesday at Halstead Cemetery with Bill Mills officiating.
Memorials have been established with High Banks Hall of Fame in care of Kaufman Funeral Home."


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First NASCAR Winner June 17, 1949, Charlotte Motor Speedway


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  • Created by: Larry E. Barnes
  • Added: 4 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16465190
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christian David Roper (13 Aug 1916–23 Jun 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16465190, citing Halstead Cemetery, Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Larry E. Barnes (contributor 5663157) .