Stanley Pope

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 12, 2010

Stanley W. Pope

Franklin – Stanley Wilson Pope, 76, died April 11, 2010 at Southampton Memorial Hospital. He was born in Northampton County, NC, a son of the late Fannie DeBerry Pope and Zephaniah Pope, and was predeceased by a son-in-law, Scottie Whitley, and six brothers and four sisters. Stanley was a U. S. Army veteran and worked his entire life in the automobile business. He started working at a young age with his brother , L. E. Pope, owner of Pope Motors in Rich Square. He moved his family to Franklin in 1964 and worked for Blythe Ford, Blake Ford, Sadler Auto Center, and currently , Mike Duman in Franklin. He was a member and deacon of Franklin Baptist Church, and was treasurer of the Christian Men’s Bible Class.

Stanley loved being around people and was always interested in helping others. He leaves behind good friends at Dairy Queen and several special golf buddies. He loved his family and enjoyed vacationing with his children and grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Shirley Maddrey Pope; three daughters, Rhonda P. Joyner (Jeff), Cathy P. Whitley, Kimberly P. Billups (Daryl); five grandchildren, Jason Joyner, Mary J. Dunn, Michael Whitley, Tyler Billups, Cody Billups; and one great-grandson, Timothy Dunn, Jr..

The funeral will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Franklin Baptist Church with the Rev. Sharon James officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Southampton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the residence, 840 Hunterdale Road, and suggests memorials be made to the Franklin Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 208 N. High Street, Franklin, Va. 23851. Wright Funeral Home is assisting the family.