David O. Pope

November 13, 1947December 31, 2018
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David O. Pope, age 71 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 1:33 PM Monday December 31, 2018 at the Promise Hospital of The Villages in Florida. Dave was born November 13, 1947 in Newark, Ohio and the son of the late Charles M. and Evelyn (Frankenberry) Pope.

He was a Partner of TXI Corporation of Greenville and a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Marine Corp. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed fishing and playing golf and spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant daughter Meghan.

Dave is survived by his wife Imelda A. (Wilder) Pope of Arcanum. They were married February 20, 1971. Also son and daughter-in-law Chris and Tiffany Pope of Greenville; grandchildren Carson, Callie and Charlie all of Greenville; Sister Dian Johnson of Newark, Ohio as well as a nephew Eric (Lori) Johnson and a niece Amy Johnson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday January 15, 2019 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street Greenville, Ohio with Father John R. White as celebrant. Burial with full Military Honors by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will follow in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers the family would like Memorial Contributions be given to the St. Mary’s Catholic School of Greenville.


  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 15, 2019

David O. Pope

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Al and Lyn Bliss

January 12, 2019

Mel -
We share in your grief and will miss Dave's smile and quiet humor. He was such a great and gentle man. Love and hugs to you!
Al and Lyn

Louise / Paul Davis /Shahan

January 11, 2019

Dear Mel and family. Paul and I would like to extend our sympathy to you. We didn’t have an opportunity to get to know Dave well but appreciate that we all shared the common bond of enjoying the lake and our lake neighbors! We will miss him. Louise and Paul

Doris Aultman

January 11, 2019

Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution thanks David for his service to America.

Paul & Barb Rethlake

January 10, 2019

Dear Mel, Chris and Family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Remember all the good and fun times you all had. He was such a nice man;
especially good to our kids.

Bill and Jane Buschur

January 8, 2019

Dear Mel and Family,
We are thinking of you at this sorrowful time. I am remembering good times when the kids were young.
Sending sympathy and love
Jane and Bill Buschur

Karen Burkett

January 8, 2019

Dear Mel and family, I am sorry to hear of David's passing. I want you to know that you are in my prayers. Sincerely, Karen Burkett.