Douglas Eugene Soaper, 77, of Fort Valley, died January 24, 2021, at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
He was born September 30, 1943, in Delaplane, to the late Lynwood and Nannie Furr Soaper.
He was the manager of Maple Springs Farm near Marshall, while also having a full-time area manager position with Wilson Tree Company for 27 years. After retiring Douglas, started F&M Lawn Care and Snow Removal Service named after his lovely wife Frieda Mae, which he operated until fall 2020.
He was also a lifetime member of the Marshall Volunteer Fire Department and held the assistant chief position for several years.
He enjoyed tractor pulling, tinkering in the garage with motors and small engines, watching college and professional football, having family cookouts and gatherings, and interacting with friends on social media.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frieda Parks Soaper; his children, Threasa Thompson (Ronald), Eugenia Baker (Mark), Norman Soaper (Abby), Sharon Briscoe (Kelly), Karen Zopp (Todd), and Angela Dickerson (Chris); 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and his beloved dog and best friend, Itty Bitty.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 4, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton.
Condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com