Joe Bryce Stroup

Joe Bryce Stroup, 83, Lawrence died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. A private family inurnment service is planned.

He was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Deer Creek, Okla., the son of Theodore T. and Nella Jo Crow Stroup. He graduated from Iola High School, and later from the University of Kansas. Joe served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Afterward, he joined Sun World Graphics in Kansas City. He graduated with a MFA from the University of Kansas in 1954.

In the mid 50’s, Joe joined the building/developing firm of Moore and Associates in Lawrence. Later, Joe started his own real estate, building, and property management businesses. Over the years, his companies developed several neighborhoods and constructed family homes and apartment complexes. In addition, he and his wife developed Apple Valley Farm at Lake Perry. Joe was known for his work ethic and creativity.

He married Kala Mays on May 28, 1960, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Chandler Stroup and wife Kimberly, Lawrence; a daughter, Megan Sappington, Jefferson City, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Messages & Condolences

From Mary Hardman Sites...

My sympathies go out to his family. I have many fond memories of Mr. Stroup at Apple Valley as I was there every weekend because my dad ran the boat business. I was just a kid, but Mr. Stroup always made me feel special and was so fun to be around! He gave me great childhood memories!

From Susan Anderson...

Chandler and Kim, I was so said to hear of the passing of your father Joe. I know he will be missed by many and loved always. He was such a wonderful man and he had such a kind heart. I have missed talking with him and hoped that he would recover. I guess on the other hand he has. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will keep your Mother on my heart.


Susan ( SRA Insurance)

From bob dannevik and babette crowder...

our thoughts and prayers are with you; joe brought much laughter and joy to our lives.

From Terri Pippert...

Dear Stroup Family,

Sending you my sincere sympathies. Please know you are in my thoughts. Should you need anything do not hesitate to let me know.

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