The couple were married on Nov. 25, 1955, at First Christian Church, Johnson City, by Dr. Joseph Dampier.
Mr. Stoup retired from the U.S. Army in 1982 after 27 years of service.
Mrs. Stroup is the former Betty Jeane Robinson.
The couple have three children, Rev. Dr. Karen Leigh Stroup, deceased, Laura Ellen Arnfield, Elizabethton, and Diana Elaine Heyd, Wyoming, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Malia, Carrie and Aiden Heyd, and Duncan Arnfield.