Obituary of Richard Alexander Pope
Richard Pope of Venice FL (formerly Huntersville NC) lost his courageous 10-year battle with Metastatic Prostate Cancer on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Richard is survived by his wife Debbie, daughter Shannon Lail (Mike), and son Jason Brown (Beth). Three beautiful grandchildren Lindsey, Amelia, and Silas. Sister Theresa Pritchard (Bill), brother Kenneth Pope (Emily), sister’s in-law Jerry Pope and Jean Pope. Countless nephews, nieces, and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Leon Pope and Lee Shierlock Pope Browning, and brothers Edward and Thomas Pope.
Richard was born and raised in Charleston SC and proudly served in the Air Force 355th Tactical Fighter Wing (Takhli) 41st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron and had a very successful career with Xerox Corporation as a Senior Service Representative.
Richard was a professing Christian and had the opportunity to serve The Lord and belong to different fellowships throughout his life. His devotion to his wife, children, and grandchildren was immeasurable.
He was a lifelong RC model airplane enthusiast belonging to several local RC clubs and enjoyed every possible event at the famous “Triple Tree Aerodrome” Woodruff SC. Richard and Debbie had a passion for traveling in their recreational vehicle. Their adventures included spending time with family and friends. Richard loved people and never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Military rites will be held Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 11 AM at Sarasota National Cemetery with Rev Mike Hudson officiating - 9810 State Road 72 Sarasota FL 34241.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 2 PM at Huntersville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Doug Ferguson officiating - 14416 South Old Statesville Road Huntersville NC 28078
In lieu of flowers - memorials may be sent to - Flags for Fallen Vets Inc - Memo SNC - IMO Richard A Pope AF 66-69 or Wreaths Across America - Memo FLO250 IMO Richard A Pope AF 66-69 in care of Meshia Richardson Judd - 32650 Taylor Grade Rd Duette FL 34219 or the charity of your choice.