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George Ray Pope

June 10, 1927November 8, 2020
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George Ray Pope, 93 of Hickory passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Brian Center Viewmont. He was born in Catawba County on June 10, 1927, he was the son of the late George Raymond and Alice Annie Little Pope. George was a retired United States Postal Service employee and a WWII Army Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Eckard Pope; sisters Hilma Deal and Mildred Deal and a brother Elbert Pope. He is survived by his daughter Lisa Atwater and husband Tom of Hickory; a son Michael Pope and wife Melissa of Connelly Springs; grandchildren, Chris Atwater and fiancée Kayla Louttit of Clearwater, FL, Lindsay Atwater of Taylorsville, Matthew Pope of Raleigh and Markus Pope of Connelly Springs. Mr. Pope will lie in state on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hickory Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Vicar Denise Henry and Deacon Liz Fox will be officiating the service. Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2780 N Center St., Hickory, NC 28601.

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  • LIE IN STATE

    Saturday, November 14, 2020

  • PRIVATE GRAVESIDE

    Sunday, November 15, 2020

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  • BURIAL

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Charles Bolick

November 10, 2020

My wife and I had the honor to work with George at the post office. My wife for over thirty years and I over twenty. He was one of the finest men I have ever known. He was always the same every day with a kind word and a smile. My condolences and prayers are with His family 🙏

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