OBITUARY

Jerry D Pope

November 19, 1952May 18, 2013

Jerry D. Pope, age 60, of Tuscaloosa, died May 18, 2013, at St. Vincent's Hospital. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Edgemont Cemetery in Anniston with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles M. Pope, and his mother, Margaret O. Pope.

He is survived by his brother, Ronald W. Pope (Brenda).

Jerry was confined to a wheelchair at age 29. For 30 years, he strived to live life to the fullest, and he excelled in handicap golf, tennis, skiing, and hand-crank bicycle riding. He is now riding in the gates of heaven.

Honorary pallbearers are Russell Johnson, Bert Askew, Leo Payne, Larry Sullivan, Tommy Pope, Jeff Kurth, Tuscaloosa Bicycle Club, and his many friends.

Special thanks to Mildred Jackson and Aimee Johnson of the American Diabetes Association .

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice .

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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December 10, 2013

Sorry to be so long to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a good friend and a great water ski and snow ski buddy. Hope your skiing heaven.
RIP from your para friend Peggy Napoli

Leo

May 28, 2013

to my fellow wolfpacker, thank you jerry for enriching my life, i will truly miss your presence and wisdom. RIP brother

The Maynetto Family

May 24, 2013

Jerry, you will be greatly missed among the BAMA tennis team and in every BAMA tennis match! We will miss your love for the sport, your strength for life and your big smile...it will stay in our hearts forever RIP

May 24, 2013

Jerry, we only have had a chance to spend time with you this year at the girls matches. I always admired your attitude and skill. I wish we could have spent more time together. Love from Rick and Debbie Zabor

May 22, 2013

I will miss riding with you Jerry, but if they have bicycles in heaven I look forward to a leisure ride with you one day on streets of gold.

Deborah Hathcock Liverman

May 22, 2013

You touched so many lives Jerry! You will be missed by so many..But leave memories for us all to cherish...Until we see you again! May God give your Family comfort in the days ahead!

Linda Ford

May 21, 2013

Jerry you will be missed by so many people who admired your courage, spirit and love for tennis. I know you will be watching Alabama on the courts from heaven. You always had a smile on your face and time for others.
Rest in Peace, you deserve it.

SARAHRUTHE MARLOWE

May 21, 2013

YOU ARE NOW WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, YOUR BODY IS PERFECT AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING.......YOU WILL BE MISSED HERE ON THIS EARTH, BUT I AWAIT THE DAY TO SEE YOU AGAIN....

Mike Townsend

May 21, 2013

So sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry...but I'm happy to know he is home with our Lord. Kathy and I have many fond memories of Jerry over the years. He one very special guy. God Bless and may He comfort the family during this time of loss.
Mike Townsend

janice Price-McDuff

May 21, 2013

Jerry you will be missed by people you didnt even know! but ,most by your friends and classmates. You never gave up, not til the very end> You helped bring attention to a terrible desease that many of us have. You were an angel here on earth and now you are one of Gods Angels! RIP dear friend