Jack Malvin Pope, 84, of Royston, GA, passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 12, 2016, at Hope Memory Care, Dacula, GA.
Born January 8, 1932, at the Grady Hospital in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Carlton B. and Frances Barron Pope. He was the father of the late Debra Pope Norwood and brother of the late Barbara Pope Spencer. Jack joined the U S Marine Corp at the age of 17. He served aboard the Battleship USS Missouri during the Korean War as part of the Marine Detachment. He was a Drill Instructor at Parris Island and was honorably discharges after 17 years as a Gunnery Sgt. In 1968 he was named Marine of the Year at Grosselle Naval Air Station in Michigan. He was in the automotive business both self employed and as a service manager at various dealerships. He last worked at Hix-Green Buick. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Carol Jean Popwell Pope; two sons, Shawn (Joy) Pope, Marietta, and Martin J. Pope, of Woodstock; two step-sons, Andy (Laurie) Waters, Royston, and Michael Waters, Royston; step-daughter, Susan W. (Randy) Horton, Dacula; Eleven grandchildren; Eight great-grandchildren; and nephew, Bruce (Diane) Spencer of Savannah.
Services will held Saturday morning at 11am at the Middle River Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Garrett. The family will receive friends from 10am Saturday morning until the funeral hour. Interment with Military Honors will be at 3pm Saturday afternoon at the College Park Cemetery on College Park, GA.
Flowers are welcomed but those wishing to make memorials please do so to Disabled Veterans National Foundation, PO Box 96262-6262 or to the Alzheimer’s Association.