Carl M. Stroope, of East Mountain, Texas, passed away on August 18, 2020 at the age of 80 years. He was born on March 25, 1940 to the late Mack Preston Stroope and Nadine Richardson Stroope in Gilmer, Texas. Carl went to work for J.C. Penney in 1966 and retired in 1997. During that time, he worked in stores in Longview, TX and Lafayette, LA. He then went on to manage stores in Sulphur Springs, TX; Ruston, LA; Chanute, KS; Athens, TX; and San Marcos, TX where he retired. He loved working in his yard, fishing with his son, watching the Cowboys with his daughter, and being with his family. Carl also loved researching his family tree, which led him to a grandmother he never knew growing up. Carl remained life long friends with his class mates from East Mountain High School and attended reunions while he was still able. He is preceded in death by, parents Mack and Nadine Stroope; brother Mac Charles Stroope; and great grandchild Erica Dillard. Carl is survived by wife of 62 years and 9 days Barbara Stroope (Sparks); two children, Kim Stroope and Wayne (Sue) Stroope; 5 grandchildren, Brandy, Jamie (Matt), Adam, Karlyn (Alex) and Sarah; 4 great grandchildren, Brandon, Lexi, Mattie and Leighton; and sister Carolyn Patrick. A Celebration of Life was held on Friday August 21, 2020 at Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas. A recording of the service may be viewed by clicking here: https://video.ibm.com/channel/23862412/video/j6is1a In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in Carl’s name to the American Stroke Foundation. Carl will be remembered for his kind, gentle heart and his never-ending love for Barbara and his family.