Arlene Echols Skurupey, 77, of Blacksburg died, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at her home. She was born in Blacksburg on Oct. 18, 1943, to the late Paul B. and Mamie Dillon Echols.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Skurupey; a son, Greg Skurupey; and three brothers, Gale Echols, Shirley Echols and Mitchell Echols.
She was a member of Slussers Chapel Church of God and was very active in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She is survived by her daughter, Jodi Skurupey; a son and daughter-in-law, Reggie and Wendy Skurupey; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Tidwell; grandchildren Logan, Sheridan, Abria, Adam, Dillon, Ashton, Cameron and Matthew; great-grandchildren Jack, Gabriella and Gregory; a special sister-in-law, Ruth Echols; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; a special friend, Sheena; and special caregivers Janna Anderson, Allen Linkous, Doris Smith and Frances Burton.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Gilbert officiating. Interment followed in the Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jodi Skurupey in order to establish a sports scholarship fund in Arlene’s name. The family received friends Monday prior to the service. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.