In Memory

Dan Stroup

Dan Stroup

GASTONIA — Dan Michael Stroup, 70, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2018

At CaroMont Regional Medical Center.

A native of Gastonia, he was son of the late Daniel Glenn and Ferrie Rhodes Stroup. He was a US Coast Guard Veteran and Civil War buff. He was also a well respected optician.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Betty E. Stroup; cousin, Jane Mack; special niece, Tammy Zirkle and husband, DeWayne; and numerous other nieces and nephews; great nephews, Dennis, Dustin, and Dylan Zirkle.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Civil War Preservation Trust at

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McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Stroup family.