Joseph “Jay” William Pope, age 70, went home to be with the Lord on June 29, 2022. He was born in Catawba County on August 11, 1951.
Jay was a graduate of Taylorsville High School and was one of the first members of the Alexander County EMS where he served for 16 years. He was also employed as a long distance truck driver with Comm Scope for 20 years. After retirement Jay worked for Stony Point Nursery and Farms as a driver. Jay was devoted to his wife and loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed landscaping, fishing, going to the beach, woodworking and watching “Gunsmoke”.
Mr. Pope was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Daniel “RD” Pope (Sue), and his mother, Mary Eunice Tevepaugh Pope, infant brother, Danny Pope, and infant great-grandson, Kayson Duff.
Those left to cherish the memories of Jay include his wife of 38 years, Kathryn Elizabeth Fox Pope, his children, Joseph William “Bill” Pope II, Tammy Fenton (Wayne), Angie Wooten (Donnie), Cathie Jolly (Chris), Diane Dyson (Jeff), grandchildren, Ryan Crankshaw, Stacey Duff (Tyler), Austin Wooten, Zach Wooten, Lawson Wooten, Trei Jolly, Tori Jolly (Lyndon Rushing), Kyle Dyson (Jodie), Kelli Dyson, great-grandchildren, Aiden Crankshaw, Zeb Crankshaw, Beckam Duff, Graelynn Duff, Johnny Dyson, Jay Dyson, Josephine Dyson, sisters, Brenda Miller (David Lee), Dianne Chapman (Seth), brother-in-law, Dale Fox (Kathy), sister-in-law, Linda Dalton, special nephew, Michael Looper and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Pope will have a visitation Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The funeral service will follow Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church at 12:00 pm, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Bradley Anderson, Rev. James Safrit and Rev. Mitch King will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Brown, Jonathan Boston, Roy Lynn Smith, Michael Looper, Kyle Dyson and Trei Jolly.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Finding Hope Ministries, PO Box 309, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or Sulphur Springs Baptist Church GA’s, 116 Patterson Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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