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Royal Stephen Leo Shoup, 64

Royal Stephen Leo Shoup, 64, of Austin, passed away November 18, 2021. He was born May 23, 1957 in Limestone, Maine to Royal Grant Shoup and Arlene Fiendel Shoup.

Royal honorably served in the United State Air Force and attended St. Jude’s in Jacksonville, Arkansas. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, exploring, and watching football- he was a huge Patriots fan. Royal loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandbabies.

Royal is preceded in death by his father Royal Grant Shoup.

Royal is survived by his wife Arlene Shoup; children Royal Joseph Shoup (Aida Navarro) and Yvette Shoup; grandchildren Arwen Shoup and Selene Shoup; mother Arlene Shoup; siblings Rebecca Malseed (Mitch), Angela Taylor (Randy), and Paula Brown (Todd); and many more nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be Friday, November 26, 2021 at 2:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Claire L Caron Posted November 19, 2021 7:29 PM

    Will miss all the pokes we used to share….. Love you

  • Donna Young Posted November 19, 2021 7:31 PM

    Arlene and Yvette I am so incredibly sorry to hear about Steve. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with both of you!

  • Aida Luz Navarro Posted November 19, 2021 7:52 PM

    We will always love you. ❤️the grandbabies Arwen and Selene, and their momma (me:) and their daddy (Joe) Desserts,hugs,coffee in the morning, mimosas,oysters,bbq’s and cereal in the morning with half a banana wll never be the same. You leave a legacy of love behind you….never goodbye….see you soon

  • Shirley (Shoup) and Harold Kinney Posted November 19, 2021 7:55 PM

    Stephen your smile, laughter and our conversations will always be missed. Rest In Heaven. Our Prayers to all the family. You are all in our hearts during this time of heartbreak.

  • Alma Lancaster Posted November 19, 2021 8:21 PM

    Thinking of you all and sending my love and prayers. Love you all

  • Jason Gillenwater Posted November 19, 2021 10:10 PM

    Unfortunately I never had the chance to meet Royal Stephen Leo Shoup. My good friend Royal spoke very highly of his father and loved him dearly. I was fortunate enough to hear all the story’s about his father and the good times they have shared together. Royal’s father brought into this world a fine young man, family oriented, morally sound and a wonderful member of our society. Our prayers are with him and his family.

  • David & Susan Hall Posted November 21, 2021 12:56 AM

    Steve had a great sense of life and humor. Always had a smile to pick me up. He will be missed. Prayers for the whole family. All our Love

  • Mom Posted November 23, 2021 6:31 AM

    My one and only “Son”, I will miss you so much, my heart breaks every time I think of you , I will love you always.

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