James B. Pope Sr. passed peacefully away at his home on August 5, 2008, and is now nestled in the arms of our Heavenly Father.
James was born November 11, 1915, in Galveston to the union of James Pope and Emma Marie Davis Pope. He attended Central High School and, after his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged from the Navy and, upon his return to Galveston, he spent his entire adult life working at Union Carbide.
James married his beloved Daisy in 1941 and to their union one child was born, James B. Pope Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 3 brothers, Frank Pope, Edward Pope and Emile Pope; 2 sisters, Lillian Johnson and Jessie Mae Denman.
Left with loving and cherished memories of the time they spent together are his son, James B. Pope, Jr; grandchildren, Alfred (Bridgette), Keith, Yolanda, James (Deborah), and Rachelle; 8 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson;4 sisters-in-law, Melva Pope of Galveston; Gladys Pope of Houston; Francis Bell of Texas City, Eleanor Collins of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, and a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
James was a life long member of St. Augustine Episcopal Church and, until his health failed, he wholeheartedly participated in church related activities where he glady shared his resources with the church.
Visitation will be held at Wynn Funeral Home from 4-7:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, August 12, 2008, followed by a wake, also at the funeral home, from 7-8:00 p.m.
The Homegoing Celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1410-41st Street, Galveston, Texas. Reverend Helen Appelberg will officiate.
Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.
Cards, flowers, memorials and all other expressions of sympathy may be sent to Wynn Funeral Home, 602-32nd Street, Galveston, Texas 77550; 409/621-1677.