LEBANON – Bronze Star winner Vernon Pope passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at age 87. He was the owner of Lebanon Auto Body and Paint Shop and also drove a truck for Auto Parts and Service as well as Texas Boot Company for many years.
He was a World War II veteran of the US Army and a recipient of the Bronze Star. Mr. Pope was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and he was the father of Wilson Post columnist Ray Pope.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, July 19 and from 11 a.m. until service on Tuesday.
The chapel service, conducted by Brother George Wallace and Brother Richard Neal, is 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Interment follows in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Family will serve as Pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Margie Lynch Pope; sons: Ray Pope and Don Pope; brother: Lewis (Etta) Pope; grandchildren: Ray (Tammy) Pope Jr., Donnie (Christy) Pope, Jason (April) Pope, Erica Webb, and James Pope; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by parents Wilbur and Letha Obera Andrews Pope, brothers Lloyd and Wesley Pope, and sister Mabelle Balding.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.