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Marvin Lee Stroope of Amarillo, formerly of Smyer, passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017. Funeral services will be held on June 5, 2017, at 2:00 pm, in the George Price Funeral Home Chapel Levelland Texas. Burial will follow in the City of Smyer Cemetery. Marvin was born in Milfred Texas on October 17, 1932 to Carly and Ola Stroope. He married Janice Hilley of Smyer on March 2, 1951. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Janice after 64 years of marriage, his parents Carly and Ola Stroope, one brother James Stroope and nephew Ron Stroope of Smyer. Left to cherish his memory are sons and daughter-in-laws, Michael and Leah Stroope of Amarillo, Mark and Linette Stroope of Brownwood; grandchildren Justin and Sabrina Stroope of Amarillo, Jason and Rebecca Stroope of Amarillo, Jon and Emily Stroope of Round Rock, Lyndee and Kody Gilmore of Waco, his twin sister Marie Shinpaugh of Waxahachie, Brother and sister in law Charles and Joanne Stroope of Cotton Center and 7 great grandchildren; Jordan, Hayden, Hunter and Jase Stroope, Haddie Shields, Conner and McKenzie McIntire. Marvin took great pride in his family, and all his friends and neighbors in the community of Smyer. The short time he lived in Amarillo he touched many lives and shared his love of family, cattle, horses and farming. He rode countless horses in his life, and it comforts his family to know that he rode the last pony to Heaven. Arrangements under the direction of George Price Funeral Home, Levelland, TX.