Joshua Thomas Pope

April 8, 1982August 3, 2019

CHAPIN - A memorial service for Joshua Thomas Pope, 37, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Pope died Saturday, August 3, 2019. Born in San Diego, CA, he was a son of James Earl Pope and the late Christina Louise Lyon. A graduate of Alton High School and Perdue Global University, he worked as an instramentation technician for American Zinc. He was a member of USBC and enjoyed grilling for family and friends. He served in the Air Force for eleven and a half years.

Surviving are his wife, Jessica Driggers Pope; son, Dylan Thomas Pope; father and stepmother, James and Debby Pope of Elizabethtown, KY; brothers, Brandon Pope and Nathaniel Heotis (Erin), both of Ozark, MO; stepbrothers, Adam Smith and Nick Smith (Amber) of Lietchfield, KY; grandmother, Virginia Lyon of Ava, MO; father and mother-in-law, Dr. Tim and Kaye Driggers; brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; cousins; and many friends.

In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his grandfather, Thomas John Lyon and his best friend, Matt. Memories may be shared at


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2019


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Robert Blankenship

August 8, 2019

Truly sorry for your loss joshua was a super friendly guy who i worked with at AZP. Always joked around in locker room. I miss him so much. May god be with you and your son.

Jamey Maine

August 7, 2019

Much love to the whole family. Josh was a sweet and funny guy and will be missed.

Tim Stehn

August 6, 2019

Brother you will be missed. Just one memory in Utah, toots mcgoot and D were bickering...tatum says he wont give me the dam shovel at age 5...we laughed for what felt like hours. We love you! Hold a beer for me. To Jess stay strong! To Dylan your dad was an amazing man!

Kathy Smith

August 6, 2019

I’d never met Joshua personally but learned through his wife, Jessica some similar medical issues as my brother. I felt an immediate need to pray and keep them in prayer. I will continue to pray for his family as they go through these difficult days ahead. Please know we love you all! Love and prayers, Jay and Kathy Smith 🙏🏻❤️

Gigi Benson

August 6, 2019

I remember when we all were at grandmas house last month, I watched you show love to Jessica and grandparents. Jessica I saw a man who deeply loved and cared for his family. I’m so sorry this happened but I believe I can say Josh was a very happy man because of his family. My heart and prayers go out to you and Dillion

Karen & James Avant ( Amy parents)

August 6, 2019

Jessica and Dylan
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your hubby was very sweet and loved you and Dylan very much.
Time does heal and prayers really help. If you want to talk or need us just call.
I'm praying for you and your family God bless

Stephen Fitzsimmons

August 6, 2019

My sincere condolences for your loss of your husband. I had the pleasure of working with Joshua at AZP
He was always pleasant to work with.
May God give you comfort in this difficult time.

Stephen Fitzsimmons

Jeanelle Carrier

August 6, 2019

Jessica, Dylan, National Kaye & all those who love Joshua, when the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness. Sending Pink Love forever!

Brigette Barr

August 6, 2019

Josh came TAD with a few others in the Air Force. He was instantly a part of our family. Just one of those people who touches your heart. I don't allow many people to call me anything but Brigette. He called me B. It has stuck and it never bothered me really. Just seemed like something that was ok. My husband and I had them all over to the house a lot when they got here. They watched our kids this one time and he fed them Spam.....Spam. my kids loved it. My house smelled, and he laughed. Now my kids want to eat spam in his spam they will get just for Josh. Rest my friend. Until we meet again look out for all of us.

Daniela, Rich and Whitney Merrill

August 6, 2019

Jessica and Dylan

We are truly sorry for your loss. Josh was a great husband, father, friend and one special guy!!!!! He will be deeply missed!!!!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and D in this hard time. Sending you lots of love and hugs from far away.

We love you
Dani Rich and Whitney