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David Martin Soper

November 21, 1938 — May 11, 2023

David Martin Soper, 84, of Valdosta, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Soper was born on November 21, 1938 to the late Martin Luther Soper and Anne Gorman Soper. Mr. Soper had worked as a surveyor and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was passionate about music, was a member of “The Bulls” and had played at the “Inn Place.” He was of the methodist faith.

Mr. Soper is survived by his wife, Sheila Stokely Soper, of Valdosta; daughter, Beth Johnson (James), of Valdosta; daughter, Kathy Bennett (Chad), of Valdosta; grandchildren, Meagan Bonner, of Valdosta, Andrew Capps (Jamie), of Port St. Lucie, FL, Brandon Bennett, of Valdosta, Brooke Bennett, Valdosta; his great grandchildren, Landon, Lilly, Leighton Capps, of Port St. Lucie, Emma Livingston, Lisa Lane, and David Lane, all of Valdosta; brother, Richard Soper (Patsy), of Brunswick; sister Martha Anne Prine (Jim), of Thomasville; sister-in-law, Marianne Soper, of Hahira. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Robert Soper, and Bill Soper.

A graveside service for Mr. Soper will be held at 11am on Monday, May 15, 2023 at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens with Mr. Nathan Johnson officiating. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Robert Soper Scholarship Fund at Valdosta Boys and Girls Club, 215 W. North Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. Carson McLane Funeral Home

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