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March 11, 2004

(9/3/1927 - 3/6/2004)

Jackie Blair Stroup, 76, of Downing, MO, passed away March 6, 2004, at his home.

The son of Harry Earl and Sarah Ellen (Seaman) Stroup, he was born on September 3, 1927 in Millard, MO.

On November 18, 1951, in Unionville, MO, he was united in marriage to Emma Frances Ruth and to this union two children were born.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Stroup of Downing, MO; one daughter, Sandra Moore and husband, John of Beaufort, NC; one son, Micheal Stroup and wife, Susan of Beaufort, NC; two grandchildren, John Hiles of Beaufort, NC and Keith Hiles of Raleigh, NC; one sister, Joyce Stomberg of St. Charles, MO; one niece, Sheree Stomberg of New York City, NY, and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Ruth of Downing, MO.

Jackie was preceded in death by his parents.

Jackie served in the Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 146 in Oceanside, CA. Jackie was self-employed in the music industry where he began the Ajax Music Company in Kirksville, MO in 1946 until 1964. He and his family then moved to Oceanside, CA in 1965 and continued in the music industry as long as his health permitted. In 2003, Emma and Jackie moved to Downing, MO, where they made their home with Emma’s mother.

A memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Downing, MO.

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