September 10, 1938 - April 7, 2021
William Henry Pope, Jr., 83 of Laurel passed away on April 7, 2021 at South Central Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, MS. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, 2021 before service. Service will be Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Shady Grove. Burial will be in First Baptist Church Shady Grove Cemetery. William Henry Pope, Jr. taught school for over 40 years. Mr. Pope had a Master’s degree in chemistry and biology. He taught school at Hughes, AK, Mississippi Delta College, Watkins High School, Mississippi Baptist College, Laurel Christian School, and Jones County Junior College. He retired from Jones County Junior College after 28 years. William Henry Pope, Jr. was preceded in death by his parents: William Henry Pope and Viola Bunch Pope, his wife: Hilda Pearl Holifield Pope, his son: William Henry Pope, III (Trey), brothers: Floyd Pope, Lloyd Pope, Homer Pope, Garland Pope, Harold Eugene McCoy, and sister: Irene Pope Smith. He is survived by son: Joseph Donald Pope (Jay) of Laurel, daughter-in-law: Denise Pearce Pope, grandson: Brady Donovan Pope (Adrian), siblings: Waymond McCoy, J.W. Pope, Hubert Pope, Violet Pope Corley, and Roy Pope. Caregivers: Norman Rhodes – live in caregiver and considered son, Nancy Kitchens – caregiver, and Gary and Linda Logan – caregivers. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Pope most favorite companion and friend was his chihuahua, Taco. Mr. Pope loved his family and family gatherings. The family reunions were his most favorite times of the year. He loved having a beautiful well-kept yard and beautiful blooming flowers. He was always a kind and generous person. He was always willing to help everyone in need. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.
William Henry Pope, Jr., 83 of Laurel passed away on April 7, 2021 at South Central Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, MS. Visitation... View Obituary & Service Information
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