James Ewing Pope, age 71, of Murfreesboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at his home.
A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Robert Aubrey and Willie Belle Simmons Pope. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Cecil A. Pope.
Mr. Pope is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Julie Edwards of Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Mable Naron; grandchildren, Roman Edwards, Justin and Jessica Duke; nephew, Randy Naron and his wife Tamara; niece, Sheryl Naron all of Murfreesboro, TN; several great nieces and nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Saturday December 15, 2012 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Avaritt officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 PM until time of service at 5:00 PM.
Mr. Pope was of the Baptist faith and was a retired Master Sargent with U.S. Army. He was a 1959 graduate of Central High school, and received his B.S. Degree from MTSU in 1976. Mr. Pope also worked for the Department of Adult Services for the State of South Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Caris Health Care in memory of Mr. Pope. WOODFIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 893-5151. Online condolences may be made to www.woodfinchapel.com