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David H Shoup

David H Shoup

Apr 28, 1923 - Aug 13, 2012
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David Hall Shoup 89, Fremont County’s last Pearl Harbor Veteran died August 13, 2012 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. David was born April 28, 1923 to Perry and Mary Shoup in El Dorado, KS.

Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, August 17, at Davis Funeral Home, with Father Allen Lambert Officiating. Military rites will follow at Mountain View Cemetery conducted by the Friday-Truan Detachment #683 Marine Corp League and the Wyoming National Guard.

Viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Davis Funeral Home.

Mr. Shoup was Raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma and attended John Brown Academy in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Also John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where he met Dorothy Annetta Coday.

They were married on May 17, 1944, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The marriage produced three children: David Lee Shoup, born in Tulsa, Ok; James Fredrick Shoup, Born in Camp Campbell, Kentucky; and Mary Sue Shoup, born in Pampa, Texas.

The family moved to Riverton from Pampa in November of 1956.

David joined the Army in 1941 and was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the US Combat Engineers as a Lieutenant until 1948. At that time he was released from the service.

He was employed by British American Oil Co., in Pampa, Texas, being transferred to Riverton, November 1956. He later retired from Union Carbide.

David was an avid hunter, fisher, barber shop quartet member and singer. He sang at the Methodist Church for at least 40 years and sang solos there. He was also involved in the community chorus when it was still active. His singing was unfortunately ended when he was affected with Glospharengialneuralgia, which affected the nerves in his tongue and neck.

He built model airplanes for many years and was an airplane enthusiast, having been a part of the original Modeler’s Park found to the North of Riverton. David owned his own Luscomb airplane for a short time.

David was an active member of the VFW, American Legion and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. He served as Commander of local VFW 3628 and was Commander of District 7.

David is survived by sons: David Lee Shoup of Worland and James Fredrick and wife Dee Shoup of Lincoln, NB, daughter: Mary Sue Shoup of Riverton, Grandchildren: Brian James Shoup; Eric Lee Shoup; Peter Jason Shoup; Dawn Ann Shoup and Jimmy Shoup. Five great grandchildren: Jessica Gann, Bobby Gann and Dillon Shoup, Devon Shoup and Davian Shoup.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy.

Memorial donations would be appreciated to The Pearl Harbor Survivors Fund or The Fremont County Veterans Assistance Fund in care of Davis Funeral Home.

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