Hoke S. Propes Jr., 83, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. He grew up in Nicholls, Ga., and moved to Jonesboro in 1959. He retired from American Freight and was a former president of his teamsters retiree club. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Jonesboro and a member of the Upper Room Sunday School class, where he served as treasurer for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents Lessie and Hoke Propes Sr., his brother Harry Propes, and son-in-law Gary Rupert.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Margaret Propes; daughter, Veronica Rupert; son, Joel Propes, and daughter-in-law, Pam Propes; grandchildren, Scott Rupert (Bethany), Jill Yanik (Dave), Whitney Propes, Samuel Propes (Amanda); great-grandchildren, Maggie Rupert, Will Rupert, and Isabella Anthros; sister, Leetie Jones; brother, Robert Propes and sister-in-law Eather Propes; brother, Rev. Thomas Propes and sister-in-law, Laquita Propes; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Clara and Thomas Duncan, and several nieces and nephews.

His viewing will be at the Ford-Stewart Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral will be Thursday, Aug. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, at 11 a.m. Reverend Dr. George Freeman will be officiating the service. Interment will be at Screven City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jonesboro First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge (770) 210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.