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Nicholas Aaron Pope

August 25, 1986November 8, 2018
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Nicholas Aaron Pope, age 32, passed away on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. He was born August 25th, 1986 at Wiesbaden Air Force Base, Germany. Nick spent his first years in Fountain, Colorado before moving to Parkton, NC at the age of 3. He later moved to Panzer Kaserne, Boeblingen Germany, where he attended 2nd and 3rd grades before returning to Parkton, where he always called home.

Nick attended Parkton Elementary School and graduated from St. Pauls High School in 2004. He then went on to earn his Associates degree in Welding Technology from Bladen Community College. Nick enjoyed a career as a welder for General Refrigeration, doing pipe welding, cutting, and fabrication.

Nick loved all things family. He loved being a husband and daddy, family gatherings, pig pickings, and sitting around bonfires with friends. Nick took pride in being a southern man and living a simple life: fishing, shooting, raising chickens, and riding around town in his pick-up truck with his dog, Mary Jane. The rebel flag was a symbol of his southern pride and the things he held dear. Nick enjoyed welding and being creative, building several pig cookers, a stainless steel still, and even a special windchime for his mom.

Nick is survived by his wife Maegan Shaw Pope of the home, children Louis (LJ), Layla, Austin, Katelyn, Nathan, and Caroline, parents Dave and Nina Pope of Parkton, sisters Melissa of Tampa and Melody of Fayetteville, and brother Chris and his wife Elizabeth of Fayetteville.

Visitation will be held at Reeves Funeral Home, 3308 N. Main Street, Hope Mills, NC on Thursday, November 15th at 5:00 PM followed by a service at 7:00 PM.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Nicholas Aaron Pope

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Laura Franklin Hiatt

November 21, 2018

Dear Nina and family, I am greatly saddened by this news. May God bring a great sense of comfort to you all. Take your time to process all of this your way. There are no set rules on how to grieve. I will be praying and thinking of you. Love and hugs, Laura

Joel Hill

November 19, 2018

Nina & Family - I so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as well as those of your family here at BB&T. Joel Hill

Jason Rheaume

November 17, 2018

I don't know where to start bother my heart is so heavy. Nick loved leaving his Bday out of reach of others and letting it sneak by unnoticed. Not on my watch! At work I would have the guys ready for a day of hazing him periodically throughout the day. He was so confused how they knew. Wasn't long before he caught on and knew I had him covered on that day and it wouldn't pass him by. He hated it but I know he loved it too. I could go on with so many memories but they will see light when shared among family and friends every new years eve at your house brother. I love you!! I'll see you every time my hood drops brother. Till we meet again.

Debbie Walker

November 16, 2018

I lived across the street from Nick and Maegan for several years at the house that Maegan and the kids are at now. I remember lots of crazy things Nick did like making the steel still and then watching it blow up one night with the barn and thinking the house was on fire lol. He would bring his moonshine over for us to taste lol. He would shoot his guns and almost make me pee my pants lol. I am sure I can come up with more but I want to explain why I grew to love Nick like a brother. We had three women in the house and no men and whenever we were scared, some kind of trouble, needed some muscle, handy man, lawn done etc. Nick never said no to helping us and that included my grandmother in law and her daughter. On a more personal note, Nick and I had long talks sitting on my porch or his. I always knew he was really listening and he trusted me with his struggles. He was loyal with our friendship and so was I. I admired him for being such a good dad. I am a better person for knowing Nick. If I was happy about something no matter what it was then ( hell yeah) he was happy too.

Janice Gardner

November 15, 2018

I never had the opportunity to know Nick, although he must have been at Parkton Elementary while I taught there - I did however have the blessing of working with all of his children in the library - except the youngest. My heart and prayers are with Louis, Layla, Austin, Katelyn, and Nate. They are all great kids and we loved seeing them at school. I remember how hard Katelyn worked with me on the Battle of the Books team - she has a lot of heart and determination. Please share my love and concern with them since I am unable to do that in person at this time.

Jennifer Nunnery

November 15, 2018

I have known nick for a very long time he was my cousin buddy's best friend so we seen,nick a lot as a kid to an adult he will be missed my brother,nick and buddy would always go fishing or just be boys at times but there is one memory ill never forget, I say we all were around 18 to w9s maybe and we all went to the beach to the beach house and well we all decided to go to the beach and get a motel room and nick was list and couldn't remember what room we all was in lol he was knocking on all the doors we probably did some dumb things as kids and young adults I thought is share that story because we all had to call nicks parents because he got in trouble I think buddy called them and nick had a truck at the time and he couldn't find where he had parked at , but I will never forget that I just had my baby boy Jordan at the time so He's been a part of our family. For as long as I can remember you will be missed nick rest in peace to my friend melody pope who I went to school with me and my brothers send our condolences to you and your family love you

Lee Ann Musselwhite

November 15, 2018

There is nothing in this world like our children. The love for our kids will always shine bright, outlasting even the darkest hour. It is clear to me, by looking at these pictures, and from my interactions with Nina over the years, that Nick loved deeply. He wanted to be with, and take care of, family. When I look at these photographic memories my heart smiles seeing the love he gave and the love he received. Praying for strength and courage as the family navigates this overwhelmingly difficult loss.

Brittany Atkinson-Duvall

November 14, 2018

Uncle Nick, it’s still so unreal all of this. I’m going to miss you so much. I wish I had spent more time with you and the whole family these past few years...we always think there will be more time you know. You always told me that giving up isn’t an option and to push through no matter what. You taught me that there's too much good in life to keep complaining about what's going "wrong". I wish I had taken your advice much sooner. But because of you, I promise to never give up and to push through. I promise to cherish every moment of life and not to let the ugly side of the world over take me. To fight the good fight. I have many good memories growing up and you were always a cool uncle :) You are a beautiful soul that the world doesn’t forget. You left your mark on all of our hearts. I don’t believe in goodbyes, only... I’ll see you later.

Melody Groves

November 14, 2018

Nick, my little brother, I love u so much and I will forever miss u. Forever in my heart till me meet again. Fly high brother💕💕 Be free💕💕

Sarah Groves

November 14, 2018

Dear, my good ole Uncle Nick. You were and are an amazing soul. I love you very much and I’m going to miss you.