Charlie Howard Pope, 85, of Dixons Mills died June 17, 2011 at Anderson’s Hospital in Meridian, Miss.
He was a lifelong resident of the Wesley Chapel community where he enjoyed his life as a farmer and cattleman. He served his country during World War II with the United States Army.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Margaret Hasty Pope; two sons, Mickey (Karen) Pope, Dixons Mills, Paul (Ann) Pope, Auburn; three daughters, Carole (Bill) Simpkins, Vicki (Clemit) Spruiell, Livingston, Pam (Ed) Prince, Tampa, Fla.; one brother, T.J. Pope, Dixons Mills; three sisters, Olna Wright, Tuscaloosa, Dot Siniard, Gwen Ayers, Lewisville, Texas; grandchildren, Margo (Tommy) Bryan, Livingston, Jen (Bob) Tremayne, Phoenix, Ariz., Ashby (Brittney) Spruiell, Rowlett, Texas, Pope (Amanda) Spruiell, Will Pope and Daniel Pope, all of Tuscaloosa, Andrew Prince, Tampa, Fla., Chasity ( Jason) Broadhead, Linden, Megan (Bo) Pierce, Ryan Pope, Decatur; Wesley Ann (Steve) Terry, Pine Apple and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, T.E. and Ether M. Pope and a brother, Leonard Pope.
The service was June 20 at 2 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Revs. Daniel Gandy and Harry Giles officiating.
Active pallbearers were his grandsons, Ashby Spruiell, Will Pope, Daniel Pope, Andrew Prince and Ryan Pope.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 6530 County Road 55, Magnolia, Ala. 36754.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.
O’Byrant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed. (12-1tp)