Mr. Pope was a member of the Olive Branch Church near Essex, Mo. and was employed by the J. P. Ross Cotton Company in Frisco. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during World War II in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Custer. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved spending time with his family.
He was united in marriage to Mae Treadway on Oct. 24, 1946, in Piggott, Ark. Mrs. Pope survives at the home in Essex.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Deb Pope of Dexter, Mo.; by one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Dennis Wilson of Dexter, Mo.; by one brother, Floyd Pope of St. Louis, Mo.; by three grandchildren, Shaydra Pope, Stephen Wilson and Eric Wilson; by six great-grandchildren, Brooke Patterson, Lauren Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Andrew Wilson, Lincoln Wilson and Arden Wilson.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Adam Lee Pope and Clarence "Pete" Pope; and by two sisters, May Miller and Dorothy Padgett.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Dale McFarland officiating. Interment will follow at the Armstead Dowdy Cemetery in Dexter, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the Olive Branch Church. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.