Dr. Paul Archibald Stroup, Jr.

September 29, 2017

Dr. Paul Archibald Stroup, Jr., 96, died Friday, September 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born August 20, 1921, in the Back Creek community of Charlotte, NC, he was the oldest son of the late Rev. Dr. Paul Archibald Stroup, Sr. and Macie Garrison Stroup. Paul graduated from Newell High School and Erskine College where he played basketball and served as Senior Class President. He then attended the Medical College of Virginia, on the Naval V-12 program, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).

After proudly serving his country in World War II as a Naval officer and a dentist on the USS North Carolina, he returned to Charlotte and married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Lib” White Stroup. He practiced dentistry for a short time in Kannapolis, NC, before opening his dental office in Charlotte, NC, where he practiced for over 40 years. Paul remained active in the State and National dental community throughout his career and served as President of the Charlotte Dental Society.

Paul was an active member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church where he faithfully served as a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, Elder, and Clerk of the Session. He was also a long-time member of the Rhodes Johnson Boyce Sunday School class, served a Stephen Minister, and delivered Friendship Trays for many years. Paul served on the Board of Directors at Myers Park Country Club where he was an avid golfer and a member for more than 60 years.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years; his four sons and their families: Paul Archibald Stroup, III and wife, Melissa; Dr. David White Stroup and wife, Mandy; Steven Michael Stroup and wife, Page – all of Charlotte, NC; Dr. Thomas Scott Stroup and wife, Thelma, of New York, NY; and grandchildren: Paul Archibald Stroup, IV of New York, NY; Caroline Carter Stroup, Bonnie Elizabeth Amanda Stroup, Ramsay Page Stefani Stroup of Charlotte, NC; and Margaret Wood Stroup of New York, NY. Paul is also survived by his siblings: Kathryn Stroup Bennett of Scottsdale, AZ; Mary Stroup Hendrick of Rock Hill, SC; and James Donald Stroup (Jeanette) of Roseville, CA, sister-in-law, Hazeline Haigler Stroup, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dr. David Garrison Stroup and John Benjamin Stroup; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rabun Stroup; and brothers-in-law, James Bennett and Rev. Dr. Bill Hendrick.

A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Myers Park Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Joe Clifford and Rev. Dr. Millie Snyder officiating. The family will receive friends afterwards in Oxford Hall. A reception will also be held at The Cypress of Charlotte.

His family wants to thank the caregivers at The Cypress of Charlotte’s Stewart Center for their compassionate care and support over the past five years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC, 28207.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Frank Jones

    To David and Family,
    I just saw your Dad's obituary in the Observer (I receive it digitally here), and was reminded of how much I really liked your Dad. He had his hands in my mouth for close to 35 years before you took over that task. He was such a fine man and I will always remember him. Every 6 months I knew I would get to see him and chat a little. Like father, like son!! He lived a great life, and I was proud to know him and, through him, you.

    We rejoice with you in your Dad's homecoming;
    We shed tears of sorrow with you for your loss;
    We lift you up in our prayers for strength and comfort;
    And hope that each day gets better and better.

    Frank Jones

  • David Stroup, Jr.

    SO SAD FOR THE STROUP FAMILY IN THE LOSS OF UNCLE PAUL...BUT JOYFUL IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE WITH HIS HEAVENLY FATHER. A FANTASTIC LOVING AND KIND FATHER, HUSBAND, FRIEND, UNCLE, COMMUNITY LEADER AND GODLY MAN. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. WE HAVE ALL BEEN BLESSED BY HIS LIFE ON EARTH.

  • RUSS AND JEAN COSSART

    MAY THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF PAUL BRING PEACE TO ALL OF YOU AT THIS TIME.

    RUSS AND JEAN COSSART

  • Jo Nell Croom

    I was saddened to see that Dr. Paul had died. I worked with him for over 25 years and he was a fine gentleman, a caring dentist and a very interesting person. I appreciate the opportunity that I had to know him.
    My sincere sympathies to Mrs. Lib and Paul, David, Steve, Scott and their families. I know that he will be greatly missed.
    Your family is in my prayers.

  • Charles and Nadine Newell

    Dr. David and family,
    We Charles, Nadine and David Newell and Deana Hedrick would like to express our love and prayers to you at this time Dr. Paul was my (Nadine) Doctor from 1963 until he retired and of course my whole family has been blessed that you stepped into his shoes. I have so many fond memories of your Father especially during the world series, his whit and smile was so very special. May God wrap His arms around each of you as there will be a big void in your lives, Thank God for all the memories. .

  • Ginny Scoggins Setzer

    Dr. David Stroup and Family,
    I was sorry to see that Dr. Stroup had passed away. Because he was so important to my momma and to my Aunt Betty, I felt like I knew him. Of course you inherited both of them, and Cindy and I cannot be grateful enough for the care that you gave them. I hope that you have lots of happy memories to help you through this sad time. I am so happy that you could join us last year to celebrate Aunt Betty's life.