John Henry Pope
John Henry Pope
  • April 9, 1945 - November 26, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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John Henry Pope, Jr. passed away on Sunday November 26, 2017 at Transition House surrounded by his loving family. Henry was born on April 9, 1945, to the late John Henry Pope, Sr., and Flossie Warren Pope of Dunn. A graduate of Dunn High School, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from Campbell University. Henry served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970 becoming a first lieutenant. He did a tour of duty in Vietnam. His forty-five-year career in mortgage banking closed with his retirement from Bank of America upon his retirement in 2009.

Henry's hobbies were working in his yard and fishing at every available opportunity. He also enjoyed beach trips with his family and friends. He loved many pets over the years--most recently Bessie (his pup), Harley and Smokey (his cats). They brought him great joy.

Henry is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Martha Johnson Pope, his daughter Elizabeth Pope, his son Alexander Pope, and his granddaughter Kayla Pope, who was his pride and joy. He is also survived by his sisters Jo Ann Smith of Salisbury, N.C. and Frances Privette (Jim) of Greenville, S.C., brothers-in-law Gale Johnson, Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Alcy Johnson (Jane) of Raleigh, N.C., and sister-in-law Mariah Rabb of Dunn, N.C., as well as many nieces and nephews and his dear friend Pervis McLamb of Raleigh, N.C. Henry was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law Nathan Johnson and Ray Smith.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, December 9th from 2-4 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, N.C. As a remembrance of Henry's love of life and easy-going spirit, casual attire is requested. A private service will be held at a later date.

The family appreciates all that Transition Home and In-home Health Care did for Henry. They have been a great comfort to us through this journey.

Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 1863 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604, or Transitions House, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, N.C. 27607.