OBITUARY

Gary Dan Pope

August 27, 1942April 11, 2019
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Dan Pope went home to his Lord and Savior on April 11, 2019 at the age of 76. Services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3708 45th St., Lubbock, TX, with Rev. Andy Hurst and Rev. Matt Wolfington officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, April 14th from 3-5 pm at Resthaven Funeral Home. Graveside services will be in Mineral Wells at Woodland Park Cemetery on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2 pm with Rev. Judy Gaylor officiating. Pallbearers are: Kent Pope, Keith Pope, Kelly Pope, Austin Pope, Ted Boyd, David Broumley and David Hambrick. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Redbud Lion’s Club.

Dan was born in August of 1942 in Mineral Wells, TX to the late Alton and Juanita Pope, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Don Pope. Dan graduated from Texas Tech in 1968 with a degree in Agricultural Education. He worked in the agricultural chemical industry for several years. Most recently he was an independent insurance agent.

Dan was a member of Redbud Lion’s Club for 45 years. He was currently serving his third term as president. He also served as past District Governor of Lion’s Club International. His passion was Texas Lion’s Camp serving three terms as camp director. Currently, he served as chairman of the Programs’ Committee. He served as past president of the Great Plains Lion’s Eye Bank and a member of Hearing Bank.

Dan is a born again Christian and a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and the Crusader Sunday School Class. Dan loved the Lord and he loved his family. He was very active in his son’s sports and coached each and every sport. He served as President of Coronado High School Booster’s Club and of FFA Boosters. He was a Boy Scout Leader taking troops on numerous camping trips. Dan was also an avid Texas Tech fan having held season tickets for football and basketball for over 40 years.

Dan is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 54 years, Sharon; his three sons: Kent of Lubbock, Keith and wife, Jennifer, of Mineral Wells, and Kelly and wife, Robin, of Lubbock; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Texas Lion’s Camp, P O Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78029. Online condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Alton and Juanita Pope, Parents
  • Don Pope, Brother
  • Sharon Pope, Wife
  • Kent Pope, Keith Pope and wife, Jennifer, and Kelly Pope and wife, Robin, Sons
  • 7 Grandchildren, ~
  • 3 Great-grandchildren, ~
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kent Pope
  • Keith Pope
  • Kelly Pope
  • Austin Pope
  • Ted Boyd
  • David Broumley
  • David Hambrick
  • DONATIONS

  • the Texas Lion's Camp

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Gary Dan Pope

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Milton and Sandy Dare

April 16, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Pope family. Although we knew Dan for just a short time, it was so obvious that he had great passion for the Lubbock Redbud Lions Club and Texas Lions Camp. May the Lord bless Lion Sharon and the Pope family and grant them peace.

Crockett and Gloria White

April 13, 2019

We send our condolences.
We have many fond memories with your Mom and Dad.

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Biography

Gary Dan Pope was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Gary will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       He was born on August 27, 1942 in Mineral Wells, Texas and was the son of Alton and Juanita Pope.  Gary was raised with a brother, Don. Gary was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his sibling. He and his brother experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      Gary enjoyed his college years, which may have been a challenge with all of the academics, responsibilities, and the sudden freedom that accompanied them, but Gary was able to manage the balancing act. He earned his degree in Agricultural Education from Texas Tech University in 1968. He worked in the agricultural chemical industry for several years.

       Empathic and loyal, Gary was committed to making his new family happy. He exchanged wedding vows with Sharon Evans. Gary worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Gary was blessed with three sons, Kent, Keith and Kelly. Another blessing for Gary was the gift of seven grandchildren.

      Fortunately, Gary enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Gary worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was insurance. Most recently he was an independent insurance agent. Gary always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Gary found pleasure in sports. Gary was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he had the chance to do so. He was very active in his son’s sports and coached each and every sport. He served as President of Coronado High School Booster’s Club and of FFA Boosters. He was a Boy Scout Leader taking troops on numerous camping trips. Dan was also an avid Texas Tech fan having held season tickets for football and basketball for over 40 years.

      Gary was a man who took pride in upholding his beliefs. So it is little wonder that he took an active role in his community, serving on committees for the Redbud Lion’s Club for 45 years. He was currently serving his third term as president. He also served as past District Governor of Lion’s Club International. His passion was Texas Lion’s Camp serving three terms as camp director. Currently, he served as chairman of the Programs’ Committee. He served as past president of the Great Plains Lion’s Eye Bank and a member of Hearing Bank.

      Gary’s faith was important to him. Dan is a born again Christian and a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and the Crusader Sunday School Class. Dan loved the Lord and he loved his family.

      Gary passed away on April 11, 2019 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 54 years, Sharon; his three sons: Kent of Lubbock, Keith and wife, Jennifer, of Mineral Wells, and Kelly and wife, Robin, of Lubbock; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Gary was laid to rest in Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells, Texas.

      Simply stated, Gary was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Gary leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Gary Dan Pope.