William M. Stoops, Jr. of Carlisle died peacefully on October 8, 2019, with his wife of more than 61 years holding his hand and recalling happy memories of their life together. He would have turned 87 in just three weeks.

In addition to his wife Alberta Kelly Stoops, his family includes stepdaughter Georgene Bivens Thompson; grandsons Erik Thompson (wife Sylvia) and Bridger Thompson (wife Kelly); great-grandchildren Mary Jane, Briar, William, and Samuel Thompson; son-in-law David R. Thompson, all from the Carlisle area, as well as a niece and two nephews.

Bill was born in Carlisle on November 3, 1932, the son of William M. Stoops, Sr. and Esther Myers Stoops. His sisters Anna Cullings and Jobyna Maclay preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Westminster Cemetery officiated by Elder Deborah Madden of First Presbyterian Church, 24 N. Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts in his name to his church or an animal rescue of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013.

To read the full obituary and sign the guestbook, please visit www.HoffmanFH.com.

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