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Michael "Paintman" Theodore Stroupe

April 23, 1949 — September 8, 2021

Michael Theodore Stroupe, Sr.
1949- 2021

Gastonia – Michael "Paintman" Theodore Stroupe, Sr., 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior September 8, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was a native of Gaston County, born on April 23, 1949 to the late Grady Eugene Stroupe and Sarah Baucom Stroupe. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua Lee Phillips White and a brother Tim Stroupe.

Michael was owner and operator Mike Stroupe Painting for over 40 years. He was a member of Ridge Baptist Church where he was Chairman of the Deacons and drove the church bus (which he loved to drive) and he taught Wednesday night services.

Left to cherish his memories is his loving wife of 54 years, Sharon Wall Stroupe; His wonderful children, Michael Theodore Stroupe, Jr., Amber Duncan and husband Reverend Ron Duncan, and Lori Stroupe; a brother, Eddie Stroupe, sisters Crystal Stroupe, Kathy Pack and husband Kenneth; his adoring grandchildren, Erica Usinger and husband Matt, Preston Duncan, Aaron Phillips and wife Samantha, and Adia Duncan; 1 great grand, Ian Phillips, and 2 upcoming great granddaughters. Several nieces and nephews

A Celebration of Life service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11th at Ridge Baptist Church with Reverend Todd Terry, Reverend ChesterWaters and Reverend Ron Duncan officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Hollywood Cemetery with the releasing of the doves. Pallbearers will be Eddie Cortez, Hector Martinez, Leonell "Donut" Moreno, Michael T Stroupe, Jr, Preston Duncan, Sean Dixon and Aaron Phillips. In loving memory honorary pallbearer will be Joshua Lee Phillips White.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Ridge Baptist Church Christmas Fund, 3818 Old York Road, Gastonia, NC 28056

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.
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