Francis Nelson Stoops

1944 - 2020

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Francis Nelson Stoops, age 76, of Findlay, went home to be with the Lord, on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in his home. He was born on October 26, 1944, in Flora, IL to the late Pearl Jasper and Fay Chloe (Markham) Stoops. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Janice (Weiker). Nelson is also survived by his sons: Scott (Susan) Stoops of Swanton, Mike (Kara) Stoops of Upper Sandusky and Jaime Stoops of Carey; step-daughter, Lora (Bradley) Dugger of Findlay; brothers: Bill (Chris) Stoops of Carey; sisters: Stella (Bill) Driggers of Carey and Mary Stoops of Carey; grandchildren: Dylon, Alayna, Kylee and Garrett Stoops, Jevin Stoops, Brandon, Ashley, Noah, Andrew, Josh, Alydia, Abigail, Luke and Lily Dugger; 3 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, John Van Cleve of Findlay. Nelson also leaves behind sisters in law, Sandra (Monte) Craddolth of West Covina, CA, Carol (Doug) Broyles of Hilliard, OH, and brother in law Phil (Debbie, deceased) Weiker of Delaware, OH. Nelson retired in 2007, from General Dynamics in Lima, where he was an Electrician and Supervisor. He was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church in Findlay, where he was a former trustee, Junior Church teacher, usher, acted in the church plays, worked on the church grounds and assisted with maintenance for many years. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and was known by all as the "Candy Man". He enjoyed playing cards with his brother-in-law, Bill and his buddies, going out to eat with friends, but his greatest love was spending time with his family. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, where visitation will be held 2 hours (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) prior to the service. Pastor Herb Koonce officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad at the conclusion of the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church and/or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Tuesday, November 17th 2020 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, November 17th 2020 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    [Map]

  • Contributions:

    Trinity Baptist Church
    7839 CR 236
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Donors Choice

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  • Instructions:

    Full military rites by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.



Condolences For Francis Nelson Stoops

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To : The Family of Francis Nelson Stoops
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Jack Glick
May God's strength and grace carry you through your present sorrow.
With Sympathy
Jack (Whirlpool)





To : Stoops Family
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Bob Wittenmyer
Im so sorry for your loss, Im praying for the family, and Im sorry but I dont feel comfortable coming to the funeral with the covid issues, But I will be praying, Nelson will be greatly missed



To : The Stoops Family
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Marv Smith
so very sorry to see you are no longer with us. I so remember our discussions at the Buffalo Gun Club (Tuesday night men's Bible study) with both you and your grandson. who could have imagined that it was the last time we could talk together . . . will not be so long before we can talk again though it will have to be at the Marriage feast with the "LORD" . . . great man lost . . .



To : Janice Nelson
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Brenda Czarnecki
Janice I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family 🙏



To : Nelson Stoops Family
Date :Friday, November 13th 2020
From : Jennifer Piket
I worked many years with Nelson in maintenance at General Dynamics. He was such a nice, caring, and funny man. God's got himself another good soldier for his army.



To : Janice Stoops
Date :Saturday, November 14th 2020
From : Phil Patterson
So sad to hear of "Nelly's passing. Look forward to seeing him again someday soon.
He is one of the most colorful characters I've ever known. I can tell story after story about our carpooling trips to the tank plant from Findlay, mostly humorous.
He shared Jesus with me when I wasn't a Christian. How can it be any better than that?
Have comfort in the fact you will see him again in a wonderful place where there will be no more death.




To : Jan Stoops
Date :Saturday, November 14th 2020
From : Ken and Rosey Tiell
Jan and families,Our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your loved one.Nelson was a great guy to know at Whirlpool and a lot of fun to be around.Prayers for all in your time of need. Love,Ken and Rosey




To : To the Jan and family of Nelson Stoops
Date :Saturday, November 14th 2020
From : Sharon Roddy
To Jan and family my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved husband, Father, and Grandpa May your family find healing and strength thru the Lord our Savior. God Bless your family. Sharon Roddy



To : Aunt Jan and Family
Date :Sunday, November 15th 2020
From : Troy and Lesa Driggers
We are so sorry for your loss. We will all be reunited soon in Heaven where there will be no more tears, only an eternity enjoying the glories God has waiting for us. Love y’all.



To : Aunt Jan and Family
Date :Sunday, November 15th 2020
From : Troy and Lesa Driggers
We are so sorry for your loss. We will all be reunited soon in Heaven where there will be no more tears, only an eternity enjoying the glories God has waiting for us. Love y’all.



To : Jan Stoops
Date :Sunday, November 15th 2020
From : Eric and Deborah Green
We are very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you for strength and healing as you walk through this valley.



To : Jan
Date :Monday, November 16th 2020
From : Cheryl Warren Titus
We are praying for you Jan!



To : The Stoops Family
Date :Monday, November 16th 2020
From : Ron Ang Phelps
We are so sorry for your loss! We will be praying for God's peace & comfort to be upon you. Our deepest condolences to all.

Love, Ron & Ang



To : Jan and family
Date :Tuesday, November 17th 2020
From : Doug Hahn
Jan,so sorry to hear of Nelson's passing. So many good memories of him from Whirlpool and the tank plant.So many years we worked together. He was always there to give a lending hand. He was a guiding force in my electrical apprenticeship at Whirlpool. I will never forget him. Prayers for you and your family. 🙏



To : Jan Stoops and family
Date :Tuesday, November 17th 2020
From : Cindy Businger
So sorry to hear of Nelson’s passing, praying for comfort for you and your family. 🙏



To : Jan Stoops
Date :Wednesday, November 18th 2020
From : Glenn and Elaine Myers
We were sorry to hear of my cousin Nelson’s passing. After Fay and family moved to Ohio the opportunities to spend time together were fewer but it was always good to reconnect at Markham reunions in these past years back in Flora. One of the last times I saw Nelson it seemed that he really favored Grandpa Markham and that led to the memories when our families got together back in Flora and sometimes back at our (Edna) home in Columbia, Illinois. I express our sympathy from the three Myers brothers of the Markham clan to all.



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