Andrew David PopeJuly 25, 1930 ~ December 22, 2017 (age 87)
Andrew David Pope was born in Laurel Mississippi on July 25, 1930. Andy passed peacefully with loved ones on December 22, 2017 at his home in Citrus Heights, California.
He was preceded by the love of his life, his wife, Betty Jean Sheehy Pope, his mother, Bessie Mae Nowlan, his father, Emmett Jones Pope, his sisters, Doris Evelyn Goodwin, Lila Marie Grimes, Lyra Diana Wentworth, Ruth Elizabeth Cardon (on January 16, 2018) and Catherine Collette Raley (on January 21, 2018), also his brothers, Gilford Darlington, Newton Delano, and William Hollis Pope.
He is survived by his brothers, Julius Loyd, and Emmett Jerry Pope.
He is also survived by his children of whom he loved unconditionally, his daughter, Andrea Jean Mabry, his sons, Andrew David Jr., Gregory Lyle, and Bradford Westerfield Pope. His most blessed joy, his grandchildren, Briana Christine Pope Lowry, Chase Gilford Pope, Morgan, Donovan, and Peyton Mabry, Olivia, Carter, and Annaleigh Pope.
Andrew was a Korean War Navy veteran and a true patriot. At the age of 37 Andrew traveled from his home town of Mobile, Alabama to Citrus Heights, Ca with his devoted wife and family to continue his career with the civil service as an electronics engineer. His love and respect for his family was unsurpassable. Andrew was a coach, a mentor, and most of all a strong, compassionate and generous man. He was dedicated to his children's sports endeavors and was credited for much of their individual success. He too was quite the sportsman while boasting at Bowling and even finding his game televised. He was an avid golfer and in his youth a fantastic football player taking the seat as Quarterback. He was a DIY kinda guy, a super mechanic, plus a skilled carpenter.
He was blessed with an unbelievable voice and was known for his ability to sing beautifully. Andy was a movie buff and a true western day cowboy at heart. As a keeper of iconic family memorabilia, Andy has noted much Pope history.
Andy and his wife Betty shared a love like you read only in a storybook and it remains etched on the hearts of any and all that had met them.Andy is free and his spirit is forever seen in the divine light that shines bright in all of us. Eternal love of God.His celebration service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 2:00PM Oak Hills Church 1100 Blue Ravine Rd Folsom, Ca. 95630 The reception immediately to follow at Serenity Spa | Soul Yoga located at 3984 Douglas Blvd, Suite 150 Roseville, CA 95661.
RSVP please to Greg Pope 916-724-9648
Or Tammie Fairchild 916-247-6028