St. John Cropper was the father of Roy Cropper and ex-husband of Sylvia Goodwin. St. John and Sylvia dated when she was nineteen years old, and she later gave birth to Roy in 1954. St. John left his wife and son, then went on to marry a woman named Margaret. The pair had three children: Isabelle, Jonathan and Stephen. Roy was trying to track him down online, where Sylvia pointed him out in a recent photograph on social media remarking: "he never had any meat on his legs!" He suffered a fatal heart attack in February 2013, merely months before Roy found out what came of him.