Leslie  Stoops

Leslie Irvin Stoops Sr.

Thursday, October 20th, 1955 - Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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Murphysboro- Leslie I. Stoops, Sr., 63, of Murphysboro, passed away at 5:40 PM, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY.

Leslie was born on October 20, 1955 in Champaign, IL to Leslie Leroy and Velma (Allison) Stoops.

He was retired from Southern Illinois Motor Express where he worked many years as a truck driver.

Leslie was a Christian who enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with his beloved family. He especially enjoyed quality time spent with his cherished grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his loving companion- Carol Caudle of Murphysboro, two children, Leslie “DJ” Stoops and wife Julie and Jenifer Thomas and husband Jonathon all of Murphysboro, four sisters Mary Stoops of Los Angeles, CA, Lilliana Cooks of California, Peggy Harland and husband John of Murphysboro, Diana and Dan Holmes of Grand tower, Illinois, and three brothers Michael Stoops and wife Patty of Royalton, Ralph Aaron Stoops of Danville, Andrew Stoop of Los Angeles, CA. Three grandchildren- Dylan, Rabecca and Lauren Stoops, two great grandchild- Brantley Stoops and Tori Lynn who is due in January. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins and his good friend- Donnie Ellis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother and a grandbaby.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Pettett Funeral Home in Murphysboro. Rev. Richie Pyatt will officiate. Burial will follow at Dutch Ridge Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 11:00 Am until time of service, Thursday, at Pettett Funeral Home in Murphysboro.

Memorial donations are suggested to Pettett Funeral Home/ 1418 S. Street/ Murphysboro, IL 62966. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 1:00pm
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
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    Rev. Richard Pyatt
  • Interment

    Dutch Ridge Cemetery


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Sandi Hudson

Posted at 09:25am
I am sorry you had to leave this side of heaven so soon. My heart was truly heavy when I heard of your passing. You and I may not have always seen eye to eye but that is expected when dealing with family. Thank you for being a part of our family even when you were no longer legally bound to us! You wove yourself into our hearts and I will forever and always call you my family. I love ya Slick and I will miss ya.

Timmy tolbert

Posted at 10:20pm
Went to Mr.stoops house many years ago on hwy 127 n had a bigg bom fire was nice to be out of City limits n enjoy some country air.R.I.P MR.STOOPS.

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