Vernon “Pops” Soper, 78, of Fremont, OH and Avon Park, FL passed away on February 19, 2021 in Sebring, FL from COVID pneumonia, surrounded by his wife Sara and children, Tim, Tina and Amy. He was born on April 14, 1942 in Fremont to Edward and Mary (Mullholand) Soper. Vernon was a 1960 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and attended Macomber Vocational School and became a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker, retiring in 2004.
Vernon married Sara Szymanowski on October 23, 1965 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, billiards, hunting and traveling. He was a lover of all animals and a best friend to many. Vernon loved his family and had the best sense of humor.
Vernon is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Sara Soper, Avon Park, FL; children, Timothy (Kathy) Soper, Bluffton, OH, Tina (Phil) Posavad, Haskins, OH and Amy Kory, Toledo, OH; siblings, Russell (Judy) Soper, Donald (Ellen) Soper both of Fremont, OH, Robert (Rhonda) Soper, Clyde, OH, Sandra Covert, Karen (Edward) Fought, Patricia Damschroder, all of Fremont, OH, Myra (Bob) Eppinger, Glendale, AZ; grandchildren, Alyssa, Madison, Mason and Carson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Herbert Roy Soper.
Visitation: Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd, Fremont, OH.
Burial will take place at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, OH.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Toledo Humane Society, 827 Illinois Ave, Maumee, OH 43537.
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