Vernon Edward Shoup Jr. |

Vernon Edward Shoup Jr.

Vernon Edward Shoup Jr., of Rifle, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at his home. He was 75.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 29, at First Christian Church of Rifle with the Rev. Dene Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Rosehill Cemetery in Rifle.

Mr. Shoup was born June 1, 1928, in Palisade to Vernon and Signa Ida (Snipes) Shoup.

He married Carmen Simms on Jan. 18, 1947, in Denver.

Mr. Shoup was a car salesman, and belonged to the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and Masons, and First Christian Church of Rifle. He loved golf and fishing, and most of all loved to play cards (mostly cribbage).

He enjoyed beating all his nurses at cribbage, but was mostly a people person. He loved people and doing for others. He was a simple, Godly man.

Pallbearers were David Schmittel, Kristian Schmittel, Bill Treadway, Butch Shoup, Ryan Shoup, John Shoup, Richard Shoup and Jason Shoup. Honorary pallbearers were John Van Teylingen, Barry Shideler, Jim Kiggins, Dean Hubbell, John Cozza and Dave Simmons.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Signa Shoup; by a brother, Donald Shoup; by a nephew, Joe Shoup; and by a sister-in-law, Lois Allen.

Mr. Shoup is survived by his wife, Carmen Shoup of Rifle; by sons and daughters-in-law Richard James and Linda Shoup of Rifle, Vernon Edward “Butch” Shoup III and wife Margaret Shoup of Centennial; by a daughter and son-in-law Verna Lee and David Schmittel of Saguache; and by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of choice.

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