John Archie Soper, Sr.
February 17, 1929- March 15, 2019
John Archie Soper, Sr., 90, of Tracy’s Landing passed away March 15, 2019 at his residence. He was born February 17, 1929 in Maryland Park, MD to John Edward and Martha Ethel (Bell) Soper. John was raised Prince George’s County and graduated from Maryland Park High School. John joined the United States Army on April 3, 1951 and was honorably discharged April 3, 1953. He married Beverly Ann Ogle on November 14, 1953 and they lived in Seat Pleasant before moving to Tracy’s Landing in 1972. John was a member of St. James’ Parish, the Deale Lions Club, Deale Elks Lodge and Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. He enjoyed gardening, raising cows and horses, bowling and spending time with his family.
John was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Ann Soper in 2003, granddaughter Kimberly Gibson Stafford, sisters Gerry Yetter and Janice Soper and brother Merrill Soper. He is survived by his children Debbie S. Gibson and husband Barton of Dunkirk, Janice L. Kent and husband Ricky of Huntingtown, Tammy L. Hurley and husband Greg of Owings, Linda M. Soper of Ocean City and John A. Soper, Jr. and wife Tracy of Greensboro, MD. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and brother Charles Soper.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019